Suspected fentanyl, cocaine and methamphetamine seized in South Stormont and Cornwall, three charged and released

The SD&G OPP sign at detachment headquarters in Long Sault. Zandbergen photo, Nation Valley News

SOUTH STORMONT —  Three people have been charged after a drug bust in Long Sault and Cornwall yesterday.

Officers seized a quantity of suspected fentanyl, cocaine and methamphetamine, as well as a conducted energy weapon (Taser) and items typically associated with drug trafficking.

The SD&G OPP Community Street Crime Unit (CSCU), OPP Emergency Response Team, OPP Canine Unit, and Cornwall Police Service all took part in the action, executing two search warrants at individual residences on Simcoe Street and Pitt Street.

Three individuals were arrested at the involved scenes — Tyler Renshaw-Smith, 27, of South Stormont; Mckayla Richardson, 23, of South Stormont; and Ronald Payne, 27, of Cornwall — according to the SD&G OPP.

The detachment reports that Renshaw-Smith is charged with: Possession schedule I – Methamphetamine; Possession schedule I – Fentanyl; and Possession of a prohibited device or ammunition.

The detachment reports that Richardson is charged with: Possession schedule I – Methamphetamine; Possession schedule I – Fentanyl; Possession schedule I – Fentanyl; and Possession of a prohibited device or ammunition.

The detachment reports that Payne is charged with: Possession of property Obtained by crime under $5,000; Possession Schedule I- Cocaine; and two counts of Possession of firearm or ammunition contrary to prohibition order.

The accused were all released from custody to appear April 1 in Cornwall court.

This article was edited Jan. 29 to amend the charges as per a correction issued later in the day by the SD&G OPP.

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