The Recorder and Times staff
Two Brockville residents face a long list of charges after a joint-forces police operation aimed at motorcycle gang and drug activity identified as a member of the Vagos motorcycle club on Tuesday, while a third person faces a breach of conditions charge.
The Brockville Police Service, in a joint-forces effort with the Ontario Provincial Police and its Provincial Biker Enforcement Unit (BEU), arrested two Brockville residents, Eric St. Louis and Katrina Belisle, and seized a variety of drugs with a total street value of $17,656, police reported Wednesday.
“St. Louis has been identified as a member of the Vagos motorcycle club,” city police added.
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Officers arrested the pair on Jefferson Drive just before 2 p.m., said police.
They added their investigation found the accused had been using a residence on Amy Street and a hotel on Jefferson Drive to sell illicit drugs.
Police arrested a third suspect when doing the takedown.
Richard Firth “was known to the officers and was breaching a bail condition by being out of his residence,” police added.
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The accusations against the three have yet to be proven in court.
Police carried out search warrants at the Amy Street residence and the hotel room on Jefferson Drive, where they recovered a long list of items.
City police said officers seized a large quantity of cocaine with a street value of $8,250; a large quantity of crystal methamphetamine, estimated at $5,950; crack cocaine with a street value of $620; hydromorphone pills worth $2,750; and psilocybin (magic mushrooms) worth $86.
Police said the seizures also included a “large quantity of Canadian currency,” debt lists, cellphones, two replica long guns, a homemade weapon with razors inserted, a prohibited knife, packaging materials, scales and a safe.
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St. Louis 31, of Brockville, is charged with two counts of possession of a prohibited weapon, contrary to a prohibition order.
Belisle, 41, of Brockville, and St. Louis are jointly charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking cocaine; possession for the purpose of trafficking crack; possession for the purpose of trafficking crystal methamphetamine; possession for the purpose of trafficking hydromorphone; possession for the purpose of trafficking psilocybin; and unauthorized possession of a prohibited weapon.
All have been held in custody.