Cornwall, ON – As a result of a drug warrant that was executed on May 1st, 2020, James Stevenson, 52 of Cornwall was arrested on May 6th, 2020 and charged accordingly.
On the morning of May 1st, 2020, members of the Cornwall Police Service (CPS) Street Crime Unit, the Cornwall Emergency Response Team, and the Ontario Provincial Police Tactics and Rescue Unit, executed two drug warrants simultaneously at a Third Street residence and a Pitt Street residence.
During the search, police located a quantity of fentanyl, cocaine, crack cocaine, hydromorphone, illicit cannabis, as well as a quantity of Canadian currency. The combined street value of the drugs and currency is estimated to be over $40,000.00.
On May 1st, 2020 six individuals were taken into custody and charged accordingly.
On May 6th, 2020 James Stevenson was taken into custody and charged with the following:
• Possession of a Schedule I substance for the purpose of trafficking – cocaine
• Possession of a Schedule I substance for the purpose of trafficking – hydromorphone
• Possession of property obtained by crime over $5000
• Conspiracy to commit an indictable offence
He was held in custody to await a bail hearing.
The CPS is continuing to actively combat drug trafficking within the city of Cornwall and would like to remind residents about the dangers of using and selling illicit drugs. Anyone with information on illegal drug activity is encouraged to contact our anonymous tip line at 613-933-5000 ext. 2404.
There were 47 calls for service in the City of Cornwall in the last 24 hours (8am the previous day to 8am the day of the release).