Rockland man and woman face trafficking charges after drug raid; no injuries as school bus rear-ended

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ROCKLAND — A man and a woman from Rockland are accused of drug-trafficking after a Nov. 23 police raid netted cocaine, speed pills and cannabis in the village.

Patrick Lanthier, 40, and Chantal Gelinas, 39, were arrested that same day, according to the Russell County OPP, which revealed the charges against the pair on Dec. 5. Lanthier and Gelinas are jointly charged with:

  • Possession of a substance in Schedule 2 (cannabis marihuana) for the purpose of trafficking- under 3kg C.D.S.A. Section 5(2);
  • Possession of a substance in Schedule 1 (methamphetamine) for the purpose of trafficking- C.D.S.A. Section 5(2);
  • Possession of a substance in Schedule 1 (cocaine) for the purpose of trafficking- C.D.S.A. Section 5(2);
  • Possession of a prohibited weapon – CC 93(a);
  • Possession of property obtained by crime in Canada under 5000$ -CC Section 353(1)(A).

The OPP’s Organized Crime Enforcement Bureau – Community Street Crime Unit (CSCU) executed the search warrant, seizing cocaine and methamphetamine pills worth more than $4,000 plus over two pounds marijuana valued over $3,000. Investigators also seized drug-trafficking equipment, cash and a taser-style weapon.

Police say that both accused were released on a promise to appear Dec. 23 in L’Orignal court.

Collision involving school bus

RUSSELL — The driver of a pickup truck has been charged with following too closely after rear-ending a school bus with 21 students aboard.

Russell County OPP report that the incident occurred Dec. 4 as the bus travelled Lacroix Rd. in Clarence-Rockland around 7:50 a.m. There were no injuries.

 

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