Cocaine and ecstasy found during search of vehicle on Portland St. Monday

A traffic stop on Portland St. earlier this has led to drug trafficking charges for two Picton residents, one of which is under the age 18.

Just after 3:30 p.m. Monday members of the Prince Edward County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) conducted a traffic stop on Portland St. in Picton. Officers found the driver to be a suspended driver. Further investigation lead to the arrest of the passenger. As a result of the subsequent search of the motor vehicle, officers seized a number of illicit drugs and associated paraphernalia including the following:

  • Digital scale

    Suspected illicit drugs found during a traffic stop in Picton Monday. (OPP Photo)

  • Packaging materials
  • A quantity of suspected MDMA (Ecstasy)
  • A quantity of suspected cocaine
  • Cell phone

A 16 year old male from Picton was charged with the following offences:

  • Trafficking in schedule one substance – Cocaine – Controlled Drugs and Substances Act 5(1)
  • Trafficking in schedule one substance – Methylenedioxyamphetamine (Ecstasy) – Controlled Drugs and Substances Act 5(1)

Also charged in relation to the occurrence was Jordian Smith, age 18 from Picton, with the following offences:

  • Trafficking in schedule one substance – Cocaine – Controlled Drugs and Substances Act 5(1)
  • Trafficking in schedule one substance – Methylenedioxyamphetamine – Controlled Drugs and Substances Act 5(1)
  • Fail to comply with sentence – Youth Criminal Justice Act (YCJA) 137
  • Driving while under suspension

The vehicle was towed and impounded for a period of seven days. The name of the youth is protected under the Youth Criminal Justice Act (YCJA). The accused parties were released from custody and are scheduled to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice in Picton at a later date.

-Staff