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OPP Lay Several Charges Following Drug Warrant in Cardinal

Cardinal – In the spring of 2021, the Leeds, Grenville and Lanark Community Street Crime Unit (CSCU) of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) began an investigation into drug trafficking activity in the Village of Cardinal, in Edwardsburgh Cardinal Township.

On June 30, 2021, shortly before 2:00 p.m., the CSCU, assisted by members of the Grenville County OPP, executed a Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (CDSA) warrant at a residence on Walter Street.

Police located and seized multiple suspected illicit substances, including hydromorphone tablets, crystal methamphetamine, a quantity of cannabis, and various forms of fentanyl. Also seized were digital scales, mobile phones, and almost $4,000 in cash.

Christopher DELINE, 31 years of age, of Cardinal, Ontario, was arrested and held for a bail hearing the following morning. He has been charged with:

  • Trafficking a Schedule I substance – Contrary to Section 5(1) of the CDSA
  • Possession of a Schedule I substance for the purpose of trafficking (four counts) – Contrary to Section 5(2) of the CDSA
  • 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

Steven MACMILLAN, 49 years of age, of Cardinal, Ontario, was arrested and charged with possession for the purpose of distributing, contrary to Section 9(2) of the Cannabis Act. He was later released and is set to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice in Brockville on July 30, 2021.

Robert MAUDE-TELGEN, 31 years of age, of Prescott, Ontario, was arrested and charged with possession of a Schedule I substance, contrary to Section 4(1) of the CDSA. He was later released and is set to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice in Brockville on July 30, 2021.

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