Prince Edward County OPP lay drug, weapons charges following traffic complaint investigation

Items seized by OPP during the Nov. 1 traffic stop. – OPP photo

The Prince Edward County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a traffic complaint near Bloomfield on Nov. 1, resulting in the arrest of two individuals and the seizure of illegal substances and weapons.

At approximately 2 p.m. on Wednesday, OPP officers attended the scene on Loyalist Parkway following a report of a traffic complaint. Upon locating the vehicle in question, a traffic stop was initiated. Subsequent conversations with the driver revealed breaches of imposed conditions, leading to their immediate arrest. A subsequent investigation also led to the apprehension of one of the vehicle’s passengers.

Upon conducting a search of the vehicle, law enforcement discovered significant quantities of suspected fentanyl and cocaine, along with a collapsible baton, cash, and additional drug-related paraphernalia.

Adam Dunn, 28, of Belleville, faced a string of serious charges, including:

  • Possession of proceeds of property obtained by crime over $5000
  • Possession of a weapon for dangerous purpose
  • Failure to comply with release order (five counts)
  • Possession of a schedule one substance for the purpose of trafficking – cocaine
  • Possession of a schedule one substance for the purpose of trafficking – opioid

Thomas Fox, 37, a resident of Prince Edward County, was charged with failure to comply with a release order, aside from attending court.

Charges have not been proven in court.

Both Dunn and Fox were remanded into custody and were scheduled for a bail hearing at the Ontario Court of Justice in Belleville on Nov. 2.

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