Norfolk/Haldimand Community Street Crime Unit have taken a large amount of drugs off the street and charged two people after executing a search warrant at a Queensway West, Simcoe address.

Investigators recovered approximately $34,000 dollars in illicit drugs along with a quantity of Canadian currency.

Charged with the following offences are 57-year-old John Downey of Norfolk and 39-year-old Jennifer Ann Melhuish of Brant:

Possession for the purpose of trafficking the following drugs: Cocaine

Fentanyl, Methamphetamine, Oxycodone, Morphine, Cannabis, Hash oil,

and Possession of proceeds of property obtained by crime under $5,000.

Mlhuish also faces three counts of fail to comply to with Recognizance

Both are to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice, Simcoe.

“Our Community Street Crimes Unit has been very effective with proactive illicit drug investigations,” notes Inspector Lisa Anderson, Interim Detachment Commander, Norfolk County OPP. 

“This is yet another example that highlights the need for the police and the community to work in partnership to resolve crime issues in high crime areas. People who distribute illicit drugs, and are involved in criminal activity, know the police are watching but if we create a community where these people know everyone is watching and reporting, that will promote safer communities within our County.”