Investigation into road rage incident leads to drug, weapons seizure

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An OPP investigation into a road rage incident in Amherstview last week has culminated in the seizure of a cache of drugs and weapons in Greater Napanee.

On the evening of Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019, OPP attended the scene of an altercation between two motorists on Amherst Drive in Amherstview. According to the OPP, during the altercation, a female suspect stabbed a 47-year-old male occupant of one of the vehicles. Lennox and Addington Paramedics treated the male victim, who was transported to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Less than 24 hours after OPP put out a call asking for public assistance to locate the female suspect, Breanne Hass was arrested.

Shortly thereafter, the OPP put out a second call to the public to identify a male suspect believed to have been in the female suspect’s vehicle and wanted as an accessory to the stabbing. Soon after, Michael Leroux turned himself in to police.

The continued OPP investigation led to the execution of a search warrant at a residence in Greater Napanee, which culminated in the discovery of a cache of drugs, several weapons, and various items believed to have been procured illegally or used for an illicit purpose.

According to OPP Media Relations Officer Shannon Cork, among the seized items were multiple cell phones, credit cards believed to have been obtained fraudulently, money in excess of $4,000, a rifle, a shotgun, an air pistol, a machete, knives, crystal methamphetamine, cocaine, ecstasy pills and pill powder, and 336g of marijuana.

“No doubt, this stuff would have ended up on the streets in Napanee or L&A County. We must continue to look anywhere and everywhere for signs of drug activity, and probably the most important thing, we just plead to those who are suffering from addictions to reach out and get help,” said Lennox & Addington OPP Chief Scott Semple.

Those suffering from addictions can access resources and obtain assistance from Addictions & Mental Health Services of KFL&A by calling 613-544-4229 (in Kingston and Frontenac) or 613-354-7388 (in Lennox & Addington), or by visiting https://www.amhs-kfla.ca/services/addiction/.

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