Two charged after traffic stop in Picton finds cocaine, heroin in vehicle

Two individuals from Prince Edward County are facing a handful of charges each – including those for drug possession for the purpose of trafficking – following a routine traffic stop in Picton in late March.

Photo by Lucas Mulder.

According to the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), officers on patrol on Highway 22 in the Hallowell Ward initiated the traffic stop just before 4 a.m. on Friday, Mar. 25, 2022. Police said that, while speaking with the occupants, the officers noticed drug paraphernalia inside the vehicle. Police then began an investigation, and the vehicle was searched.

As a result, both the driver and the passenger of the vehicle were arrested, and a quantity of suspected cocaine and heroin was seized, as well as two cell phones, and assorted drug paraphernalia, the OPP said in a press release on Monday, Apr. 4, 2022.

Christopher Bronson, 37, and Brittany Mussgnug, 32, both of Prince Edward County, were charged with:

  • Possession of a Schedule 1 substance for the purpose of trafficking – heroin
  • Possession of a Schedule 1 substance for the purpose of trafficking – cocaine
  • Possession of a stolen credit card
  • Possession of a stolen identification document
  • Possession of property obtained by crime under $5,000

Both parties were released on Both parties were released on undertakings and are scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Picton in late April 2022.

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