Three charged in drug bust in north end
Three men are facing drug charges after Brockville police and OPP officers carried out a drug bust in Brockville’s north end Thursday evening. The Brockville police drug unit and emergency response team and the Grenville County Ontario Provincial Police crime unit executed a drug warrant at an apartment in the complex at 12 Cartier Court shortly before 7 p.m., Brockville police reported Friday. Once inside the apartment, investigators found crystal methamphetamine, cocaine, crack cocaine, marijuana, hashish, hydrocodone and an unknown quantity of prescription pills with an estimated street value of over $10 000, said police. Officers also seized more than $2,500 in cash, the proceeds from the sale of illicit drugs, police added. Their search of the apartment also turned up counterfeit Canadian and US currency which had been recently circulating in the Brockville area, and a replica handgun in a military-style holster. Three adult men, whom police did not identify, are facing “numerous” charges under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act and Criminal Code as a result of the warrant, city police reported. One of the accused, a 35-year-old man from the Smiths Falls area, was also to appear in Brockville court later Friday for a bail hearing, police added. He had previously been charged by the Smiths Falls Police Service on Oct. 2 and was released on conditions that he notify the town police of any change of address and to remain within his residence except for medical emergencies, work or school. He will face additional charges of breaching his release conditions. The investigation was continuing Friday.