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Traffic Stop Leads to Seizure of Fentanyl

 

Broadcast time: 11:00 AM

Date: December 9, 2019

On December 6, 2019, at approximately 11:15 AM, a member of the Sarnia Police Service Traffic Unit conducted a traffic stop of a motor vehicle with three occupants. The driver of the motor vehicle was determined to be a disqualified driver and was placed in custody. Upon a search of the suspect the officer located a quantity of what is believed to be Fentanyl and over $1300 in cash.

As the officer continued the investigation the passengers (a male and female) were also found to be in possession of paraphernalia such as syringes and a pipe with small amounts of methamphetamine still present. Both suspects were placed under arrest for possession of a controlled substance.

All three accused were transported back to the station where a further search located a larger quantity of fentanyl.

All three parties were lodged and held for a bail hearing.

A total 3.69 grams of suspected Fentanyl, with a street value of $1845, was seized. The vehicle was impounded for 45 days due to the fact that driver was a disqualified driver.

The following people face the following charges:

  1. Richard William Emery (driver), 38 years of age, of Windsor, faces one count of possession of a controlled substance, one count of trafficking a controlled substance, two counts of failing to comply with recognizance, and one count of operation of a motor vehicle while prohibited to drive.
  2. Justin John Parslow, 24 years of age, of Stratford, faces one count of possession of a controlled substance and one count of trafficking a controlled substance.
  3. Tara Renee Galenzosky, 46 years of age, of Godrich, faces one count of possession of a controlled substance and one count of trafficking a controlled substance.

     

Constable Giovanni Sottosanti

Media Officer

Tel: 519-344-8861 Ext 6168

Email: 168@police.sarnia.on.ca