Cigarette & Drug Bust by Hawkesbury #OPP Oct 24, 2016


(NATION, ON) – On October 13th, 2016, members of the Organized Crime Enforcement Bureau (OCEB) – Drug Enforcement Unit (DEU) – Community Drug Action Team (CDAT), assisted by the East Region Emergency Response Team (ERT) and the Canine Unit (K9), executed a Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (CDSA) Search Warrant in the Municipality of Nation, resulting in the seizure of cannabis marihuana, cannabis resin, cocaine, and trafficking materials.  The Search Warrant also resulted in the seizure of contraband cigarettes.

Serge LEROUX (51 yrs) of Nation was arrested and charged under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act with the following sections:

Produce a Schedule II substance – (cannabis marihuana)

Possession of a Schedule II substance for the purpose of Trafficking- under 3 kg

Possession of a Schedule I substance for the purpose of Trafficking – Cocaine

Possession of a Schedule II substance- Cannabis resin – over 1gram ( 2 counts )

He was also charged under the Criminal Code of Canada with the following section:

Trafficking in Contraband Tobacco

The estimated, combined value of the seized controlled substances is over $55,000.00.

He was kept for a bail hearing scheduled the next day.  The accused was then released on a Recognizance of Bail pending his next court appearance scheduled on October 26th, 2016 in L’Orignal.



(ALFRED-PLANTAGENET, ON)On Friday afternoon October 14th, at 4:00 pm, Hawkesbury OPP Constable Matthew Priess intercepted a 2015 black Nissan Juke on Principal Street in Wendover.

The Hawkesbury OPP officers were on lookout for the vehicle after receiving a complaint of a possible impaired driver.

Interaction with the female driver gave the officer reason to believe that she had driven her motor vehicle with her abilities impaired by alcohol.

Consequently, the driver, Ginette GOSLING (63 yrs) of Alfred-Plantagenet, was arrested and charged under the Criminal Code of Canadawith the following sections:

Driving While Ability Impaired – motor vehicle (Alcohol and Drug)

Driving with More than 80 mgs. of Alcohol in Blood

The vehicle was seized for 7 days and the driver’s licence was immediately suspended for 90 days.

She was later released and scheduled to appear at court on November 09th, 2016 in L’Orignal.



(ALFRED-PLANTAGENET, ON) – The Hawkesbury Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is investigating a series of thefts of batteries from heavy machinery reported within the past few weeks.

These incidents have occurred in rural areas, farmland and construction sites in our region, more precisely in the Nation and the Alfred-Plantagenet Townships. Heavy machinery such as excavators, tractors and construction equipment was targeted.

The investigation revealed that some of the places victimized were at risk. The Hawkesbury OPP wishes to remind you that everyone has a role in crime prevention and in reducing the potentials of criminal acts.

The way to discourage a thief from victimizing your property is to take away the opportunities. Owners are advised to be particularly vigilant when leaving their equipment at construction sites or even on private properties. Extra precautionary measures should be considered such as securing the equipment and of course, leaving machinery in well-lit area, preferably visible to motorists and neighbours. The use of hunting cameras installed in proximity could assist police in a theft investigation.

If you have any information about this matter, please contact Detective Constable Steve Hamel at the Hawkesbury O.P.P. Detachment at 613-632-2729

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