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Assault Investigation Leads to Drugs & Weapons Charges

Edwardsburgh-Cardinal –  – On September 29, 2021, shortly after midnight, members from the Grenville County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a complaint of an assault in the Village of Cardinal, in Edwardsburgh Cardinal Township. It was reported that the suspect then fled the scene in a vehicle.

Officers located the vehicle as it exited the Village of Cardinal and conducted a traffic stop. An officer observed an illicit substance in plain view and the vehicle occupants were arrested. Search incident to arrest also led to the seizure of cannabis in various forms, over 700 grams of prescription pills, a quantity of cash, several cell phones, a conducted energy weapon (commonly known as a “stun gun”), and an imitation firearm.

Ashton GRIMA, 20 years of age, of Spencerville, Ontario, was charged with:

·      Failure to comply with release order – contrary to Section 145(5)(a) of the Criminal Code (CC)

·      Possession of property obtained by crime under $5,000 – contrary to Section 354(1)(a) of the CC

·      Possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000 – contrary to Section 354(1)(a) of the CC

·      Fail to comply with Probation order – contrary to Section 733.1(1) of the CC

·      Possession of a Schedule IV substance for the purpose of trafficking – contrary to Section 5(2) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (CDSA)

·      Distribute over 30 grams of dried cannabis (or equivalent) – contrary to Section 9(1)(a)(i) of the Cannabis Act (CA)

Jordan FAHRNGRUBER, 30 years of age, of Cardinal, Ontario, was charged with:

·      Fail to comply with Undertaking – contrary to Section 145(4)(a) of the CC

·      Assault – contrary to Section 266 of the CC

·      Possession of a Schedule I substance –  contrary to Section 4(1) of the CDSA

A youth was charged with:

·      Possession of a prohibited device or ammunition – contrary to Section 92(2) of the CC

·      Fail to comply with Undertaking – contrary to Section 145(4)(a) of the CC

The youth was later released and the two adult accused were held for bail hearings on September 29, 2021, at the Ontario Court of Justice in Brockville.

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