Shortly after 4:30 a.m. Thursday morning, members of the Prince Edward County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Detachment, the East Region Community Street Crime Unit (CSCU), Canine Unit and Tactics and Rescue Unit (TRU) executed a search warrant at a residence on Nery Avenue in Picton.
As a result of the execution of the search warrant, police seized of a quantity of cocaine, psilocybin (magic mushrooms), three cellular phones and a collection of Canadian currency.
OPP have charged Tanasha McCrindle, 23, Joseph Newton, 20, Derick Reid, 23 and Jody O’Brien, 32, all from Picton with the following offences:
• Possession of a schedule one substance for the purpose of trafficking-cocaine – section 5(2) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act
• Possession of a schedule three substance – psilocybin (magic mushrooms) – section 5(2) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act
• Possession of property obtained by crime – section 354(1)(a) of the Criminal Code of Canada
The accused parties were released on an undertaking to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice in Picton on July 15, 2020.
Anyone with information that can assist the Prince Edward County OPP with this investigation can call 1-888-310-1122. Should you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or submit a secure web tip at www.crimestoppersquinte.ca where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.