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Cruiser Damaged, Meth A Factor – Four Arrested

(NORTH PERTH, ON) – A traffic stop in the Municipality of North Perth in December has led to four people facing a variety of charges, seized drugs, and a damaged police cruiser.

Just before 1:30 p.m. on December 11 2021, a Perth County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officer on general patrol attempted to stop a vehicle travelling on Perth Road 164, south of Palmerston. The vehicle tried to flee the scene, and ended up colliding with the police cruiser, and came to rest in a ditch. No one was injured in the collision.

During the investigation, the occupants were found to be in possession of drugs and drug paraphernalia. All four occupants were arrested and charged with drug related charges. Quantities of methamphetamine, fentanyl, cocaine, hydromorphone and morphine were seized.

Rebecca BROWN, 33, of Wroxeter, has been charged with:

–       Possession of a Schedule 1 Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking – Methamphetamine

–       Possession of a Schedule 1 Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking – Opioid (two counts)

–       Possession of Schedule 1 Substance – Cocaine

–       Dangerous Operation

–       Flight from Peace Officer

–       Driving while Under Suspension

–       Carrying Concealed Weapon

–       Possession of an Identity Document

–       Possession of Imitation Weapon for Dangerous Purpose

–       Operate a Motor Vehicle Without Insurance

–       Driver – Fail to Properly Wear Seatbelt

The accused was held in custody pending a bail hearing.

Evan HANEY, 25, of Kitchener, has been charged with:

–       Possession of a Schedule 1 Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking – Methamphetamine

–       Possession of a Schedule 1 Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking – Opioid (two counts)

–       Possession of Schedule 1 Substance – Cocaine

–       Possession of an Identity Document

Blake HURST, 21, of Owen Sound, has been charged with:

–       Possession of a Schedule 1 Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking – Methamphetamine

–       Possession of a Schedule 1 Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking – Opioid (two counts)

–       Possession of Schedule 1 Substance – Cocaine

–       Possession of an Identity Document

Canden YOUNG-STONE, 30, of no fixed address, has been charged with:

–       Possession of a Schedule 1 Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking – Methamphetamine

–       Possession of a Schedule 1 Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking – Opioid (two counts)

–       Possession of an Identity Document

The accused parties were released from custody and are scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Stratford at a later date to answer to the charges.

The Perth County OPP was assisted by the Wellington County OPP and the Huron-Perth Community Street Crime Unit (CSCU).

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