Drug trafficking investigation leads to three arrests in Picton

The Prince Edward County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) have charged three people from Picton with a variety of offences as part of a drug trafficking investigation.

Photos of suspected methamphetamine and cocaine, as well as cash and drug trafficking paraphernalia, the OPP say were seized as the result of a drug trafficking investigation in Picton, Prince Edward County. Photo via OPP.

According to the OPP, at approximately 6:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Jul. 13, 2022, the OPP Community Street Crime Unit (CSCU) and the OPP Emergency Response Team (ERT) executed a search warrant at an apartment unit on Main Street in Picton. This led to the seizure of a quantity of suspected methamphetamine and cocaine, as well as cash and “drug paraphernalia consistent with drug trafficking,” the OPP said in a press release the following day. The three suspects were arrested at that time.

As a result, Brealynne Marshall, 27, Jody O’Brien, 35, and Matthew Vaughn, 25, all from Prince Edward County, were charged with two counts of possession of a Schedule 1 substance for the purpose of trafficking.

O’Brien received a further charge of failure to comply with a release order.

Marshall and Vaughn were released from police custody and are scheduled to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice in Picton in August 2022, police said. O’Brien was held in custody pending a bail hearing, but police did not disclose the results of that bail hearing, which occurred the same day.

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