Drugs seized near Bath Institute

Beaver Staff

On Nov. 19 a joint investigation between the Ontario Provincial Police  Penitentiary Squad, Napanee Detachment and Correctional Service of Canada resulted in a drug seizure near Bath Institute.

Investigators seized over 54 grams of cannabis resin, 170 grams of tobacco and a variety of pills. The total value of the seizure has an estimated institutional value of over $24,000.

A 50-year-old from Loyalist Township was charged with:

  • five counts of Conspiracy to Commit Indictable Offence

 A 31-year-old from Windsor was arrested and charged with

  • Possess, produce, sell, distribute or import anything with intention to use it to produce, sell or distribute illicit cannabis under Cannabis Act
  • Three counts of possession of a substance
  • Possession of a substance in Schedule 1 Opioid
  • Conspiracy to commit indictable offence
  • Fail to comply with a recognizance

 A 37-year-old female, 38-year-old female and 40-year-old male from Essex were charged with:

  • Possess, produce, sell, distribute or import anything with intention to use it to produce, sell or distribute illicit cannabis under Cannabis Act
  • Conspiracy to commit indictable offence

 The first two suspects remain in custody and the three others accused were released on a promise to appear and are scheduled to appear Napanee court on Jan. 8, 2019.

The investigation is continuing with additional charges pending.

-On Nov. 29 Napanee OPP responded to the report of a vehicle that clipped a traffic cone and narrowly  missed a construction worker after the vehicle failed to move over in the construction zone.

The vehicle was approaching a clearly marked construction zone on Hwy 401 at the Odessa exit when the vehicle clipped a traffic cone. The mirror fell off and the vehicle continued on without stopping. The vehicle caused a crash truck and a worker to take evasive action to avoid being struck.  Police were able to stop the vehicle shortly after the incident.

Charged with careless driving under the Highway Traffic Act is 70-year-old man from Kingston.

OPP remind motorists to slow down in construction zones, when approaching a construction zone, proceed with caution and obey all warning signs, people and/or devices that are directing traffic through the area. Lower speed limits are posted to increase worker safety and reflect increased road hazards, such as construction vehicles in the area, uneven or gravel surfaces and narrowed lanes. In the construction zone, drive carefully and adjust your driving to suit the conditions. 

Be ready for sudden stops and watch for workers and related construction vehicles and equipment on the road.

-Officers with the Napanee OPP seized nine vehicles on Highway 401 over the weekend after stopping vehicles that were being driven in excess of 50 km/h over the posted speed limit.

In each instance the drivers were issued 7 day drivers licence suspensions and their vehicles were seized for seven days. They also received summons to appear in court in Napanee at a later date.

 Speeds ranged from 155 km/h – 163 km/h.

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