BREAKING NEWS – COBOURG RESIDENT FACING MULTIPLE DRUG RELATED CHARGES AFTER SEARCH WARRANT EXECUTED IN COBOURG

On Wednesday November 17, 2021, in collaboration with the Cobourg Police Service (CPS), members of the Peterborough/Northumberland Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Community Street Crime Units (CSCU) with the assistance of the OPP Tactics and Rescue Unit (TRU), OPP Emergency Response Team (ERT) and the Canine Unit (K9), executed a search warrant at a residential address in the town of Cobourg.  

Investigators seized the following items:

  • 60 grams of fentanyl
  • 28 grams of cocaine
  • 5 grams of methamphetamine
  • 1 bottle of methadone

As a result of the investigation police arrested and charged Ben STAPLES (age 43) of Cobourg Ontario with the following offences:

  • Possession of a Schedule 1 substance for the purpose of trafficking – Cocaine
  • Possession of a Schedule 1 substance for the purpose of trafficking – Fentanyl
  • Possession of a Schedule 1 substance for the purpose of trafficking – Methamphetamine
  • Possession of a Schedule 1 substance for the purpose of trafficking – methadone
  • Failure to comply with undertaking

The accused party was held for a bail hearing at the Ontario Court of Justice on November 18th, 2021, in the Town of Cobourg.

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