olice collected unmarked cigarettes, cocaine, and other items during a May 22 morning raid on a Hawkesbury residence.
olice collected unmarked cigarettes, cocaine, and other items during a May 22 morning raid on a Hawkesbury residence.

Police raid nets cocaine and illegal cigarettes  

A Friday morning police raid ended with a Hawkesbury man charged with drug possession.

At about 6 a.m., May 22, members of the OPP Street Crime Unit and the Emergency Response Team executed a search warrant at a James Street apartment in Hawkesbury.

Sylvain Campeau, 58, of Hawkesbury is now charged with possession of narcotics for the purpose of trafficking, possession of cannabis for illegal sales under the Cannabis Act, possession of unmarked cigarettes contrary to the Tobacco Tax Act, and possession of property under $5000 value obtained through crime.

During the raid, police seized an unspecified amount of cocaine, crack cocaine, and cannabis resin, along with unmarked cigarettes, some cellphones, an unspecified amount of Canadian currency, and various other items associated with drug trafficking.

The accused man was released from custody later and is scheduled to appear in provincial court in L’Orignal on the charges on September 9.

Scène policière

Il n’y a pas à dire : la vitesse a la cote en campagne. Les policiers de la Sûreté du Québec (SQ), et d’ailleurs, en ont plein les bras ce printemps avec des pilotes au pied lourd pris en flagrant délit de grand excès de vitesse.
Prescott-Russell

The three chambers of commerce for the Prescott-Russell region launched a new virtual conference project to help keep their members informed of important business news items during the COVID-19 pandemic.
COVID-19

The regional health office says people can drive up for their takeout coffee order but then they should drive away with it, instead of standing around in the parking lot with other people, drinking coffee and chatting.
Prescott-Russell

Across the Prescott-Russell region, flags fly at half-mast as local municipalities, school districts, and others express sympathy and support for the residents of several Nova Scotia communities in the wake of a weekend murder spree which claimed the lives of 22 people.