(BLUEWATER, ON) – An investigation conducted by the Huron-Perth Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Community Street Crimes Unit (CSCU), Grey-Bruce Community Street Crimes Unit (CSCU), West Region Emergency Response Team (ERT), and members of the Huron OPP resulted in the seizure of illegal drugs, cash, and offence-related property with a total value exceeding $7,000.
On Thursday, September 28th, 2023, an individual was located and arrested in the Municipality of Bluewater as a result of a drug trafficking investigation. Following their arrest, a search warrant was executed at a residence on MacTavesh Street in Bluewater. A second individual was located and arrested during the warrant execution.
As a result of the investigation, police seized a quantity of suspected cocaine. Other seized items included digital scales, packaging material, and cellular phones. A quantity of Canadian currency was also seized.
The combined estimated value of the seized drugs is $700.
The combined estimated value of the seized property is $6,390.
Matthew O’BRIEN, 41 years of age from Arthur, Wellington North Township has been charged with:
- Traffick in Schedule I substance – Cocaine,
- Failure to Comply with Release Order (three counts),
- Failure to Comply with Undertaking (four counts).
The accused was processed, held for a bail hearing, then later remanded into custody with a court appearance scheduled for October 23rd, 2023, in the Goderich Ontario Court of Justice.
Melissa MCCLEMENT, 37 years of age from Bluewater has been charged with:
- Traffick in Schedule I substance – Cocaine.
The accused was processed, then later released from custody with a court appearance scheduled for October 23rd, 2023, in the Goderich Ontario Court of Justice.
Any person with information regarding this incident or any other incident is asked to contact Huron OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or (519) 482-1677.
Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or submit a web tip at “P3tips.com” where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.