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Brussels Line Drug Bust – Name Released

(MORRIS-TURNBERRY, ON) – Huron County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) has charged a Kitchener resident with Impaired Operation & Possession of Fentanyl following a collision investigation that took place this past weekend.

On Saturday, December 4, 2021 at approximately 7:47 a.m. Huron OPP members responded to a single motor vehicle collision located north of Brussels on Brussels Line. Upon arrival officers located the driver and passenger outside of the rolled over car. Fortunately for both occupants they were uninjured, however, when speaking to the driver the investigating officer observed the driver to be displaying signs of impairment.

As such a Standard Field Sobriety Test (SFST) was conducted and the driver performed poorly. As a result he was placed under arrest for Impaired Operation and was transported to the Teviotdale OPP detachment for further testing. A Drug Recognition Evaluation (DRE) was conducted and the driver was deemed to be impaired by a drug. 

A search incident to arrest also revealed the driver was in possession of a quantity of suspected Fentanyl. 

Mitchell COCKWELL, 35 years of age, from Kitchener has been charged with Impaired Operation & Possession of a Schedule I Substance – Opioid. The accused has since been released from custody with a court appearance scheduled for January 24, 2022 at the Ontario Court of Justice – Goderich.

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