OPP arrest seven for drug trafficking after traffic stop

On January 31st, 2018 members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Emergency Response Team (ERT) and the Community Street Crimes Unit (CSCU) initiated a traffic stop of a vehicle on Hwy 2, Tyendinaga Township. Five people including a 17 year old male were arrested for possession of cocaine for the purposes of trafficking.

A search warrant under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act was subsequently executed at a residence in Quinte West resulting in the arrest of two more individuals.

Police seized quantities of cocaine, fentanyl pills, marihuana, with a street value of over $8000, cash, as well as unidentified pills. Officers also located a number of stolen power tools.

Seven people face a total of 31 charges:

A 17 year old from Quinte West who cannot be named due to the Youth Criminal Justice Act faces three charges; possession of cocaine for the purposes of trafficking, possession of marihuana for the purposes of trafficking and fail to comply with an Undertaking. The Youth was released and will appear at the Ontario Court of Justice 15 Bridge Street West Belleville on February 27th, 2018.

Ryan Ferguson aged 40 of Napanee was charged with possession of cocaine for the purposes of trafficking and possession of fentanyl for the purposes of trafficking. Ferguson was released from custody with a Promise to Appear at Ontario Court of Justice 15 Bridge Street West Belleville on February 26th, 2018.

Jules Corbiere aged 18 of Quinte West, was charged with possession of cocaine for the purposes of trafficking, and possession of fentanyl for the purposes of trafficking. She was released with a Promise to Appear at Ontario Court of Justice 15 Bridge Street West Belleville on February 26th, 2018.

All of the following accused were held in custody pending a bail hearing:

Dymon Brathwaite aged 19 of Pickering Ontario is charged with possession of cocaine for the purposes of trafficking, possession of marihuana for the purposes of trafficking and possession of property obtained by crime.

Jamie Cannons aged 42 of Quinte West is charged with possession of cocaine for the purposes of trafficking, possession of fentanyl for the purposes of trafficking, possession of marihuana for the purposes of trafficking, possession of property obtained by crime x 2, and fail to comply with a court order x 4.

Taylor Clement aged 18 of Quinte West is charged with possession of cocaine for the purposes of trafficking, possession of fentanyl for the purposes of trafficking, possession of marihuana for the purposes of trafficking and failing to comply with a court order.

John Dasilva aged 21 of Richmond Hill Ontario is charged with possession of cocaine for the purposes of trafficking, possession of fentanyl for the purposes of trafficking, possession of marihuana for the purposes of trafficking, possession of property obtained by crime, fail to comply with a recognizance x 2, fail to comply with a court order, and obstruct a peace officer.

Police are continuing to investigate and further charges are pending.

If you have any information regarding illegal drug activity or property crimes you can contact the Quinte West OPP at 613-392-3561 or should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477(TIPS), where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.