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.

Work continues on the Ecolomondo project, a “green” addition to Hawkesbury’s industrial sector and the company is optimistic about having its new showpiece recycling facility ready soon.
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