Three suspects facing many charges after Mississippi Mills drug bust

Submitted by OPP

OPP report in a media release that officers have seized illicit drugs, fire arms and more, and arrested three people in Mississippi Mills.

The East Region Community Street Crime Unit (CSCU), assisted by members of the Lanark County OPP, OPP Tactics and Rescue Unit, Emergency Response Team and Canine Unit executed a search warrant Feb. 1 at a residence on Turners Road.

According to the release, investigators seized over 60 grams of suspected cocaine, nearly 800 methamphetamine tablets, more than 170 hydromorphone tablets, over 200 cannabis plants and a variety of unknown substances.

Officers also seized nearly $7,000 in cash, a handgun, other firearms and items typically associated with drug trafficking. Two stolen vehicles were also recovered.

Krystal Dinelle, age 37 of Merrickville-Wolford Township, Wilfred Moore, age 35 of Mississippi Mills, and Matthew Verhey, age 33 of Carleton Place, are all charged under the Criminal Code, Controlled Drugs and Substances Act and Cannabis Act with:

  • Possession of a Schedule 1 substance for the purpose of trafficking – three counts
  • Possession of property obtained by crime under $5,000
  • Possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000
  • Possession of proceeds of property obtained by crime under $5,000
  • Possession of proceeds of property obtained by crime over $5,000
  • Possession of a firearm contrary to a prohibition order – five counts
  • Unauthorized possession of a prohibited or restricted firearm with ammunition
  • Unauthorized possession of a prohibited or restricted firearm
  • Unauthorized possession of a firearm
  • Knowledge of unauthorized possession of a firearm – two counts
  • Careless storage of a firearm – two counts
  • Cultivate, propagate or harvest more than four cannabis plants

Dinelle and Moore are also charged with five counts each of possession of a firearm contrary to a prohibition order. These two accused were remanded in custody and are scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Perth next week. Verhey remains in custody and is scheduled to appear for a bail hearing on Feb. 6.

The investigation is continuing.

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