As a result of a RIDE program in Prince Edward County, the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) have charged a driver with a number of offences.
Around 1:45 a.m. on Sunday, Jul. 2, 2023, officers from the Prince Edward County Detachment of the OPP were conducting a RIDE program on Main Street in Picton. According to a release from the OPP, a vehicle entered the RIDE program and officers observed what appeared to be a firearm. A standard field sobriety test was administered to the driver and as a result, they were taken to the detachment for further testing.
As a result of a subsequent search of the vehicle, officers seized digital scales, a pellet gun, a cell phone, a quantity of Canadian currency, and a quantity of suspected cocaine.
Carter Knock, age 19, from Prince Edward County was charged with the following offences:
- Possession of a schedule 1 substance for the purpose of trafficking – cocaine
- Possession of an imitation weapon for a dangerous purpose
- Importation of anything for use in, production of/trafficking in schedule 1 or schedule 2 substance
- Operating a motor vehicle while impaired by alcohol and drugs
- Driving while under suspension
Knock was released from custody and is to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in August 2023. The driver also had their vehicle impounded for a period of seven days.
Kingstonist has inquired as to where the importation of anything for use in, production of/trafficking in schedule 1 or schedule 2 substance charge against Knock stems from. This article will be updated if/when that information becomes available