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Thursday, December 5, 2019

Drugs, Weapons Seized in Hanover Raid

Grey County | by Robyn Garvey  

Joint-police effort leads to arrest of six people.

On December 2nd, the OPP Community Street Crimes Unit, the South Bruce OPP,  West Grey Police Services and  Hanover Police Services executed a Controlled Drugs and Substances Act search warrant a property along 12th Street in Hanover.  

It was a team effort that resulted in the arrest of six people the seizure of meth and fentanyl , brass knuckles as well as high capacity magazine for a firearm.

This OPP led investigation says OPP Constable Kevin Martin was a matter of following the evidence and working collaboratively with West Grey and Hanover Police Services.

He says it was excellent police work from all involved.

Hanover Police Chief Chris Knoll agrees noting that Criminals know no border” and as such police have no borders as well.

He says "We as police have no borders as well, we work in conjunction with each other, we share information, we share resources, and because of that we are honestly better connected than the criminal element and our communities are safer and stronger and more secure because of that.

All six individuals were arrested without incident.

As a result of the execution of the search warrant, police seized methamphetamine and fentanyl, the estimated, combined value of the seized controlled substances is 450 dollars.

Police also seized offence related property that consisted of a high capacity magazine for a firearm, digital scales and brass knuckles.

In total two females and two males from Hanover, one female from West Grey and one male from Grey Highlands were arrested and charged.

Knoll claims that some of these individuals are multi jurisdictional offenders that required a coordinated effort by all three police agencies.

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