Three men facing illicit drug charges following OPS investigation

April 4, 2019   ·   0 Comments

By Mike Baker

Orangeville Police have arrested and charged an 18-year-old Shelburne male with several illicit drug-related charges as the result of an ongoing investigation.

Last Thursday, March 28, at approximately 1:00 p.m., police observed the accused  in the parking lot of the Orangeville Mall, where he was investigated for breaching a court order from a previous charge.

As a result of the investigation, police arrested and charged Christopher Anthony Vanhouten, 18, of Shelburne, with several offences, including possession of a scheduled substance (cocaine) for the purpose of trafficking, possession of a scheduled substance (oxycodone), possession of cannabis over 30 grams, resisting arrest, and failing to comply with a recognizance.

He was held in custody pending a bail hearing regarding the allegations. In addition to the drugs, with a street value in excess of $8,000, police also seized a 2011 Jaguar XF and a quantity of cash.

Later in the day, at approximately 9:00 p.m., police investigated the driver of a vehicle in the area of John Street and Townline regarding an outstanding warrant. 

As a result of the investigation, Jeremy William Scott, 37, of Orangeville, was arrested and charged with possession of two scheduled substances, cocaine and fentanyl. He is scheduled to appear in court in Orangeville on April 23, to answer to the allegations.

Earlier in the week, as the result of a traffic stop, Orangeville Police  charged a 40-year-old male with possession of an illicit drug.

On Monday, March 25, at approximately 10:15 a.m., police stopped a grey Dodge Ram pick-up truck on Lawrence Avenue near Madison Avenue as the validation sticker on the licence plate had expired. Upon further investigation, the driver was arrested for driving while under suspension. He was also found to be in possession of a small quantity of a substance believed to be Cocaine.

As a result of the investigation, Lorne Dean Stockdale, 40, of Orangeville, was charged with possession of a scheduled substance (cocaine), driving while under suspension and driving a motor vehicle with no currently validated permit. He is scheduled to appear in court in Orangeville on April 29 to answer to the allegations.

Police continue to investigate illicit drug crimes in the community. Anyone having information regarding illicit drugs or any other crime is encouraged to call the Orangeville Police Service at 519-941-2522.

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