OPP seize weapons, drugs during RIDE program in Prince Edward County

Items seized during a RIDE program stop in Prince Edward County. Photo via OPP.

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

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