Three charged after drug bust in Stirling-Rawdon

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Quinte West OPP say they seized “dangerous drugs” at a residence in Stirling-Rawdon, leading to the arrest of three people.

 OPP report in a media release that on April 18, officers executed search warrants at a residence on Woods Drive.

A media release from OPP says officers seized nearly 10 grams of cocaine, a quantity of Clonazepam tablets and a number of unidentified pills. They also seized replica firearms, ammunition, cash and items typically associated with drug trafficking.

Three people were charged as a result. Charges have not been proven in court.

Chantelle Barnsley, age 34, of Stirling-Rawdon has been charged under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act and Criminal Code with:

  • Possession of a Schedule 1 substance for the purpose of trafficking
  • Possession of a Schedule 4 substance for the purpose of trafficking
  • Possession of property obtained by crime – under $5000
  • Fail to comply with a Probation Order

Richard Gourlie, age 41, of Quinte West, is charged with:

  • Possession of a Schedule 1 substance for the purpose of trafficking
  • Possession of a Schedule 4 substance for the purpose of trafficking
  • Possession of property obtained by crime – under $5000
  • Possession of a firearm or ammunition contrary to a prohibition order

These two accused were held in custody, with bail hearings scheduled before the Ontario Court of Justice in Belleville on April 19.

Sarah Hilton, age 30, of Quinte West, has been charged with:

  • Possession of a Schedule 1 substance for the purpose of trafficking
  • Possession of a Schedule 4 substance for the purpose of trafficking
  • Possession of property obtained by crime – under $5000

This accused was released and is scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Belleville on May 13.

If you have any information about drug trafficking call the OPP at 1-888-310-1122. If you want to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, or report online through ontariocrimestoppers.ca, where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.

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