OPP STOP VEHICLE- ILLICIT DRUGS SEIZED AND FOUR PEOPLE CHARGED

(NORFOLK COUNTY, ON) – The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Norfolk County Detachment has charged three (3) males and a female after police investigated a motor vehicle at a Queensway West, Simcoe, Norfolk County, Ontario address.

 

On Monday, November 13, 2017, at approximately 7:59 p.m., members of the Haldimand/Norfolk Community Street Crime Unit were conducting patrols in the area of Queensway West, when a vehicle attracted the officer’s attention. The vehicle and occupants were subsequently investigated.

 

As a result of investigation, officers seized a large quantity in illicit drugs and a quantity of currency.

 

Charged with the following offences is 55-year-old James Edward CLOSE of Norfolk County, Ontario.

 

  •  Possession for the purpose of trafficking Fentanyl
  • Possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000
  • Possession of proceeds of property obtained by crime under $5,000
  • Fail to comply with recognizance

 

Charged with the following offences is 38-year-old Heather Ann ROWBOTTOM of Tillsonburg, Ontario.

 

  •  Possession for the purpose of trafficking Fentanyl
  • Possession for the purpose of trafficking Methamphetamine
  • Possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000
  • Possession of proceeds of property obtained by crime under $5,000

 

 

Charged with the following offences is 27-year-old Christopher Darrin OAKES of Norfolk County, Ontario.

 

  •  Possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000
  • Driving while disqualified
  • Fail to comply with undertaking

 

Charged with the following offences is 26-year-old Max Douglas HOLSTEIN of Norfolk County, Ontario.

 

  •  Theft over $5,000 of a motor vehicle
  • Possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000

 

All are scheduled to appear in Provincial Court, Simcoe at a later date to answer to the charges.

 

“As a result of great police work, our officers were able to seize a large quantity of illicit drugs that didn’t make it into the streets of Norfolk County.  The OPP remains strongly committed to work within all of our communities across the province to counter the criminal sale and use of illicit drugs.”- states Inspector Shawn Nash, Interim Detachment Commander, Norfolk County, OPP.

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