CORNWALL – On October 17, 2018, members of the Cornwall Regional Task Force (CRTF) conducting a border integrity operation along the St Lawrence River near Cornwall, observed an exchange of a duffle bag between occupants of a vessel and an occupant of a black SUV. Officers tried to stop the driver of the black SUV as he was leaving, but the driver failed to stop and fled the area. The SUV was found a short time later and the driver, who was identified as Jeffrey Cameron of Cornwall, Ontario was arrested for dangerous driving and flight from police. Officers searched the SUV, and as a result, Cameron was found to be in possession of 16 bricks of cocaine weighing just over 18 kilograms.
Jeffrey Cameron (47 years old) is charged is with:
- Possession for the purposes of trafficking, contrary to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act
- Dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, contrary to the Criminal Code of Canada (CCC)
- Flight from police, contrary to the CCC
Mr. Cameron’s next court appearance is scheduled for December 5th, 2018 at the Alexandria Provincial Court house.
CRTF is a joint forces partnership that includes the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), Canada Border Services Agency, and the Ontario Ministry of Finance. CRTF would like to extend our thanks to the Akwesasne Mohawk Police Service; the Cornwall Community Police Service; and the Stormont Dundas and Glengarry OPP and K-9 Units for their ongoing assistance.
If you have any information regarding criminal activity in your area, you can contact the CRTF at 1-613-937-2800 or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.