Napanee man arrested on outstanding warrant now facing further charges

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The Lennox and Addington (L&A) County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) has announced another investigation involving drug-related charges in the county.

After two people were arrested in Kaladar on Tuesday, Mar. 12, 2024, and one person was arrested in Napanee on Wednesday, Mar. 13, 2024, the L&A OPP arrested a man in Greater Napanee yesterday, Thursday, Mar. 14, 2024, according to a press release.

Police said that, just before 11 a.m. yesterday, members of the OPP’s East Region County Community Street Crime Unit “located and arrested” the man in Napanee’s Springside Park. While police mentioned that the man was wanted on an outstanding warrant, when asked, police would not say what that warrant was for or related to.

Upon arrest, the man was searched and officers “found approximately one gram of suspected fentanyl and a digital scale,” the OPP said. Police did not say where those items were located.

According to police, as a result of the investigation, 38-year-old Paul Catena of Greater Napanee was charged with:

  • Possession of a Schedule 1 substance – opioid
  • Failure to comply with a release order (other than to attend court)
  • Failure to comply with a probation order

Catena was remanded into custody following a bail hearing, the OPP disclosed, and is now scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Greater Napanee “at a later date.”

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