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North Huron woman remains in custody after traffic stop leads to trafficking charges

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Four arrested, close to $4,000 in drugs seized

SOUTH HURON – Police are reporting that a traffic stop conducted last week by members of the Huron-Perth OPP Community Street Crimes Unit led to arrests, charges and a dent in the local supply of illicit fentanyl.

In the late morning of Feb. 8, Huron OPP stopped a car on Grand Bend Line. Police say the stop was to complete investigative checks.

While speaking with the occupants of the vehicle, the officers came to the realization that one of the passengers was wanted on an outstanding warrant.

Additionally, as the driver was exiting the vehicle, the officer observed drug paraphernalia inside.

Police say, after closer examination, drug residue was located and the four occupants of the vehicle were all placed under arrest and searched.

OPP say the subsequent search resulted in police locating fentanyl, methamphetamine and crack cocaine.

Police estimated street value of the seized substances to be nearly $4,000.

Huron County OPP have charged:

  • Candace Askes, 26, from Mississauga with possession of Schedule I substances – fentanyl, cocaine and methamphetamine.
  • Sheri Campbell, 51, from South Huron with possession of Schedule I substances – fentanyl, cocaine and methamphetamine; and fail to comply with probation order.
  • Ryan Bone, 47, from Mississauga with possession of Schedule I substances – fentanyl, cocaine and methamphetamine; possession of fentanyl for the purposes of trafficking; and two counts of fail to comply with probation order.

The accused listed above were released from custody with court appearances scheduled for March 29, at the Ontario Court of Justice in Goderich.

Additionally, police have charged Catherine Corr, 31, from North Huron with possession of Schedule I substances – fentanyl, cocaine and methamphetamine.

The accused remains in custody with a court appearance scheduled for Feb. 18, at the Ontario Court of Justice in Goderich.