Traffic Stop Leads to Cocaine Charges

Traffic Stop Leads to Cocaine Charges
On Sunday March 3, 2019, members from the East Algoma Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were on patrol on Causley Street in the Town of Blind River.

Shortly before 5:00 a.m., police observed an eastbound vehicle entering the Town of Blind River on Causley Street and conducted a traffic stop. A query of the male driver determined there was outstanding arrest warrant for the driver for breaching conditions on his Conditional Sentence Order and was subsequently arrested. The officer then searched the vehicle and located two s mall clear Ziploc baggies containing suspected cocaine with a value of over $200.

As a result of the investigation, Darren GERRARD, 51 years of age from Blind River, Ontario was charged with: Possession of a Schedule I Substance -Cocaine, contrary to section 4(1) of the Criminal Code.

The accused appeared before the Ontario Court of Justice Video Bail in Blind River on March 3, 2019.