NORTH GLENGARRY — Four individuals have been arrested following police drug raids at several township residences that yielded both narcotics and stolen property — including a hockey jersey signed by NHL star Connor McDavid.
The SD&G OPP reports the value of the seized drugs at $5,000. Seized in the April 13 Controlled Drugs and Substances Search Warrant were methamphetamine pills (speed), hydromorphone liquid, marijuana, hydromorphone, cocaine, crystal methamphetamine and Tara-Testosterone (steroids), according to police.
The action also turned up that McDavid Canada jersey, which was stolen on March 23. Officers similarly recovered a grey Ford 8N tractor (12-volt model) that was stolen Nov. 7 last year, along with jewellery, a custom-made trailer and over $1,400 in Canadian cash.
North Glengarry residents Alan Romaniuk, 22, Vanessa Bus, 23, Martin Desjardins, 32, and Anthony Lutz, 54, are all charged in connection with the case. The detachment reports that each faces five counts apiece of Possession of a Controlled Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking and two counts apiece of Possession of a Controlled Substance.
Charges of Possession of property obtained by crime were also laid against Romaniuk (three counts), Buss (two counts), and Lutz (one count), according to police.
Romaniuk also faces a charge of Theft over $5,000 and a charge of Break and Enter, according to police. He was held in custody pending a bail hearing in Cornwall.
Buss, Desjardins and Lutz were all released to appear June 6 in Alexandria court.
Officers with the local detachment, the Community Street Crime Unit, the OPP Tactical Rescue Unit, the Emergency Response Team and the Canine Unit took part in the raid.
The SD&G OPP also seeks the public’s help in identifying two additional recovered items — a Case tractor and a CAMO trailer. Call 1-888-310-1122 if you have any information regarding these items. (Photo above.)