In a recent police operation, two women from Belleville found themselves in custody and facing serious charges after officers executed a search warrant at a residence on Bridge Street West. The operation was carried out by officers from “Project Renewal”, a joint task force involving the Belleville Police Service and the Ontario Provincial Police.
The search, which took place on the morning of Wednesday, Nov. 8, led to the apprehension of two female suspects without any incidents. Police state in a news release that during the search, officers seized a significant quantity of illicit substances, including cocaine, fentanyl, and methamphetamines. Additionally, various items classified as drug paraphernalia were discovered and confiscated as evidence.
The individuals apprehended have been identified as Glenda Brant, 43, and Connie McRobert, 57, both residents of Belleville. Brant has been charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking in cocaine, fentanyl, and methamphetamines. Similarly, McRobert faces charges of possession for the purpose of trafficking in cocaine, fentanyl, and methamphetamines.
In addition to the drug-related charges, McRobert was also wanted on warrants for failing to attend court and cruelty to animals.
Charges have not been proven in court.
Following their arrests, both suspects were held in custody and appeared for a show cause hearing in Belleville today (Nov. 9).