A traffic stop on Loyalist Parkway on Thursday has a led to a slew of drug and theft instrument charges against two men from the Greater Toronto Area.
Just after 2:00 p.m. members of The Prince Edward County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) conducted a traffic stop on Loyalist Parkway in Hallowell Ward. Officers found the driver to be under suspension.
Further investigation lead to the arrest of both the driver and passenger.
Officers seized a quantity of illicit drugs, a series of devices typically used for identity theft and merchant frauds including the following:
· A quantity of suspected crystal methamphetamine
· Drug paraphernalia
· A quantity of new, with tags, high-end sports apparel and footwear.
· A quantity of new, in the box, Milwaukee cordless power tools.
· A quantity of new, in the box, electronics.
· Approximately 25 gift cards with magnetic stripes.
· Homemade electronic device believed to be a radio frequency identification skimmer.
· Numerous large retail store receipts.
· A computer tablet.
· Numerous barcodes with tape.
· Bank documents in another person’s name.
Dawid Mokszan, 37, from Toronto and Krzysztof Harasiuk, 50, from Oakville were charged with following offences:
- Possession of a schedule one substance – Methamphetamine – Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (CDSA) 4(1)
- Identity theft – obtain or possess another person’s identity information – Criminal Code (CC) 402.2(1)
- Possess instrument for purpose of copying credit card – CC 342.01(1)(a)
- Possession of property obtained by crime under $5000 – CC 354(1)(a)
Mokszan was further charged with the following offences:
- Obstruct peace officer – CC 129(a)
- Fail to comply with recognizance – CC 145(3) -five counts
- Driving while under suspension – Highway Traffic Act 53(1)
The accused are scheduled for a bail hearing at the Ontario Court of Justice in Belleville on May 29, 2020.