FOUR PEOPLE CHARGED FOLLOWING DRUG INVESTIGATION

The Quinte West Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) has charged four people following a drug investigation.

On April 29, 2021 at approximately 6:30 a.m., the OPP Community Street Crime Units (CSCU) of Quinte West, Northumberland County and Central Hastings, assisted by the OPP Emergency Response Team (ERT) executed a search warrant at a residence on Gross Street in Brighton. A quantity of suspected cocaine, fentanyl, Percocet pills, and approximately $2200 in cash were seized. Two people were arrested.

Mark STONEBURGH, 59 years old and Douglas MCGREGOR, 39 years old both of Brighton were charged with:• Possession of a schedule I substance for the purpose of trafficking – cocaine;• Possession of a schedule I substance for the purpose of trafficking – Opioid – Two Counts; and• Possession of proceeds of property obtained by crime under $5000

Both accused were released on an Undertaking and are scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Belleville on June 7, 2021.

On April 29, 2021 at approximately 7:30 a.m., the OPP Community Street Crime Units (CSCU) of Quinte West, Northumberland County and Central Hastings, assisted by the OPP Emergency Response Team (ERT) executed a search warrant at a residence on Preston Hill Road in Quinte West. A quantity of suspected cocaine, codeine and Percocet pills as well as other materials related to drug trafficking were seized. Two people were arrested.

Shannon HOWITT, 39 years old of Oshawa and Jack LEAN, 71 years old of Quinte West have both been charged with:• Possession of a schedule I substance for the purpose of trafficking – cocaine;• Possession of a schedule I substance for the purpose of trafficking – Opioid; and• Possession of a schedule III substance for the purpose of trafficking

Both accused were release on an Undertaking and are scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Belleville on June 7, 2021.

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