Monday, January 30, 2023

Drugs & guns seized, two arrests made after a search warrant on Walpole Island

Lambton OPP officials allege: On January 28, 2022 at 5 a.m., members of the Lambton County Community Street Crimes Unit (CSCU), Tactics and Rescue Unit (TRU), Canine Unit, Emergency Response Team (ERT) and Organized Crime Enforcement Bureau (OCEB) of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) along with members of the Walpole Island Police Service (WIPS) and Chatham-Kent Police Service (CKPS) executed a search warrant at a residence on Peters Road.

A quantity of suspected Fentanyl, Methamphetamine and Hydromorphone were seized along with a loaded firearm and ammunition.

A 30-year-old Windsor woman has been charged with the following:

– Possession of a Schedule I Substance (two counts),

– Uttering threats and,

– Assault a Peace Officer.

A 41-year-old Walpole Island First Nation man has been charged with the following:

– Possession of a Schedule I Substance for the purpose of trafficking (two counts),

– Possession of a Schedule I Substance,

– Unauthorized possession of a firearm,

– Careless storage of a firearm, weapon or ammunition (two counts),

– Unauthorized possession of a weapon (two counts) and,

– Failure to comply with release order (six counts).

The Windsor woman has been released from custody and is scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice-Sarnia on a later date.

The Walpole Island man has been held in custody following a bail hearing on January 28, 2022.

The search warrant is a result of investigations initiated due to the State of Emergency declared by Walpole Island First Nation for the their current drug epidemic.

Lambton County OPP continues to work in conjunction with Walpole Police Service and Chatham-Kent Police Service to address the opioid-related crisis.

If you have information on this event or any other crime activity in the area, contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or *OPP (677) on your mobile phone.

Your call could make our communities safer for all.

Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), or submit a tip online at www.sarnialambtoncrimestoppers.org where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.

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