Traffic stop leads to drug arrests

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Traffic stop leads to drug arrests

PRESCOTT - On February 2, 2019, at approximately 2:30 a.m., officers from the Grenville County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) stopped a motor vehicle traveling west, on Highway 2, in Augusta Township. Further investigation revealed that the female driver had an outstanding warrant for her arrest and that a male passenger had breached his recognizance.

The 20-year-old driver from Augusta Township, was arrested and charged with the following offenses:

- Possession of a Schedule I Substance for the purpose of trafficking - Methamphetamine x 2

- Possession of a Schedule I Substance for the purpose of trafficking - Cocaine

- Occupant of a motor vehicle knowing there was a firearm

- Unauthorized possession of a firearm

- Possession of a prohibited or restricted firearm

- Fail to attend court

A 24-year old male passenger, also of Augusta Township, was arrested and charged with:

- Possession of a Schedule I Substance for the purpose of trafficking - Methamphetamine x 2

- Possession of a Schedule I Substance for the purpose of trafficking - Cocaine

- Occupant of a motor vehicle knowing there was a firearm

- Unauthorized possession of a firearm

- Possession of a prohibited or restricted firearm

- Fail to comply with Recognizance x 3

The third passenger, a 25-year-old resident of Ottawa, was arrested and charged with:

- Possession of a Schedule I Substance for the purpose of trafficking - Methamphetamine x 2

- Possession of a Schedule I Substance for the purpose of trafficking - Cocaine

- Occupant of a motor vehicle knowing there was a firearm

- Unauthorized possession of a firearm

- Possession of a prohibited or restricted firearm

One suspect was released on a Promise to Appear at the Brockville Court of Justice on March 9, 2019 and the remaining two accused were held for a bail court hearing.