Drug Warrant Executed
The Brockville Police Drug Unit, Emergency Response Team and Grenville County OPP Crime Unit executed a Drug Warrant at an apartment in the complex at 12 Cartier Court shortly before 7 p.m. last evening.
Once inside the apartment, investigators located crystal methamphetamine, cocaine, crack cocaine, marijuana, hashish, hydrocodone, and a unknown quantity of prescription pills with an estimated street value of over $10 000. Also seized was over $2 500 in cash, the proceeds from the sale of illicit drugs.
In addition, during the search of the apartment, officers located counterfeit Canadian and US currency which had been recently circulating in the Brockville area, and a replica handgun in a military style holster.
Three adult men are facing numerous charges under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act and Criminal Code as a result of the warrant. A 35 year old man from the Smiths Falls area who has been staying at the apartment will appear in Brockville court later today for a bail hearing. He had previously been charged by the Smiths Falls Police Service on October 2nd and was released on conditions that he notify their service of any change of address and to remain within his residence except for medical emergencies, work or school. He will face additional charges for breaching his release conditions.
The investigation is continuing.
Motorists Ignoring Bus Signals
Officers from the Brockville Police Service will be out early on weekday mornings watching school bus zones after receiving two more complaints yesterday of motorists ignoring the school bus stop lights while picking up children.
Yesterday morning, officers were advised by a young mother who was getting her child on the bus that she witnessed a black SUV travel through the school bus lights on Central Avenue in the city. She was also able to provide police with a partial license plate number and state the vehicle may have had a graphic of a bodybuilder on the rear. Police are continuing their efforts to locate the vehicle and speak with the driver.
The second complaint came from school bus drivers who report on going issues with vehicles ignoring the bus signals at the stop on Laurier Avenue and Flanders Road in Brockville. Some bus drivers have reported seeing driver’s on their cell phone while driving through the bus lights.
The penalty under the Highway Traffic Act for ignoring school bus signals is $490 fine and six demerit points. It is also an offence whereby the registered owner of the vehicle can be fined if police are unable to identify the driver.
Male taken off Train yesterday morning
Just before 10 a.m. yesterday morning, Staff from VIA Rail contacted Brockville Police about an unruly passenger on one of their trains approaching Brockville. They were going to stop in Brockville and have him removed from the train.
As a result, a 28 year old man from Toronto was removed from the train without incident and it was arranged he take a taxi for his trip back to family in Toronto.