Quinte West OPP locate a restricted firearm and drugs after responding to a collision

The Quinte West Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) has charged two individuals following a report of a single motor vehicle in a ditch.

On Thursday May 6, 2021, at approximately 3:50 a.m., Quinte West OPP responded to Bellevue Drive between Roblin Road and Sidney Street North in Quinte West for a report of a vehicle in a ditch. Upon arrival, officers located two persons standing with the vehicle and a backpack on the ground. Officers attempted to identify the owner of the bag, and in doing so located what was suspected to be a loaded handgun. Both people were arrested for possession of a restricted firearm. As a result, a quantity of suspected fentanyl, a prohibited knife, three replica firearms, a can of bear spray as well as multiple cellular phones were seized.

Debra SMID, 44 years old of Quinte West been charged with the following offences:

  • Unauthorized possession of a weapon;
  • Possession of a schedule I substance – Fentanyl; and
  • Failure to comply with Undertaking

The accused was released on an Undertaking and is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Belleville on May 27, 2021.

Trevor COX, 32 years old of Belleville has been charged with the following offences:

  • Unauthorized possession of a weapon; 
  • Possession of a schedule I substance – Fentanyl; 
  • Fail to comply with probation order – two counts
  • Possession of a firearm or ammunition contrary to prohibition order – five counts

The accused was held in custody and was scheduled to appear for bail at the Ontario Court of Justice in Belleville on May 6, 2021.

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