Drug bust

Two tonnes


of trash collected

Two people have been charged after

police seized illicit drugs valued at $3,500

be planted, with another 10,000 to be


planted along Highways 401 and 416 in


May 6.

partnership with the Ontario Ministry of

Gordon Hodges, 24, was charged with

Transportation. A $7,200 donation from


two counts of possession for the purpose of

the Hydro One ’Tree For Tree Program’

of garbage during a recent bee at 17 sites

trafficking and one count of possession of a

will result in 16,000 trees planted on land

around the Jessup’s Falls Conservation

controlled substance. A young person was


Area near Plantagenet, reports South

also charged with possession of marijuana.


Nation Conservation.

Police seized over three quarters of a

SNC Parks

The second Cache In-Trash Out event,

pound of marijuana, a quantity of

The day-use conservation areas and

organized by the Geocachers of Eastern

methamphetamine (speed) and MDMA

trails operated by South Nation

Ontario, attracted nearly 100 volunteers

(Ecstasy). Police also seized debt lists and a



digital scale.

Victoria Day holiday weekend.

SNC grant, the event also marked the

The projected street value of the seized

Get your permits


drugs is estimated at over $3,500.

Five permits issued in accordance with

more information, or to purchase a new

Hodges is scheduled to appear in

provincial legislation were approved at

geocoin, call Tim Jackson at 877-984-2948,

Alexandria court July 6.

the April meeting of the conservation

extension 291.

The seizure was carried out by members

authority board.

More trees

of the Ontario Provincial Police Organized

Watershed residents planning work in

As part of the International Year of

Crime Enforcement Bureau, Drug

Photo Richard Mahoney


Forests, SNC will join with partners to

Enforcement Unit, Project Paradigm,

Low water levels resulted in some

contact SNC for a review of their projects.

plant thousands of trees across the

Emergency Response Team as well as

Staff can let you know if permits are

unpleasant discoveries along the

watershed in May. Along the Prescott-

members of the Alexandria detachment.


Ottawa River east of Hawkesbury

Russell Recreational Trail, 4,500 trees will

2948, extension 240.

this week.


scam alert

Fraud artists continue to devise new

ways to capitalize on people’s generosity,

warns the Stormont-Dundas-Glengarry

Ontario Provincial Police detachment.

The detachment recently received a

complaint of a scam where a suspect

contacted an unsuspecting person,

identifying himself as a relativewho is sick

and is in dire need of cash to be wired

through Western Union for medical

expenses. Police remind people to be very

careful when anyone requests that they

wire money to assist an injured relative. In

another scheme, the caller claims to have

been arrested and needs bail money.


people are told they have won money but

need to send some money first to secure

their prize. Others want you to hold onto

millions of dollars as their country is under


Do not wire anyone any money if you

are not sure who they really are. Obtain as

much information about the caller, such as


Contact police if you are unsure or contact

another family member to verify if indeed

the call is genuine.

Fife returns as police

board chair



Dennis Fife, the mayor of North

Stormont Township, will serve another

term as chair as the Stormont-Dundas-

Glengarry Ontario Provincial Police

Services Board. However, the body has a

new vice-chair.

South Stormont Mayor Bryan McGillis

has been named vice-chair, succeeding

Charles Sangster, of Bainsville.

Fife and McGillis represent the united


the board. Bryan McEwan is a community




Dundas and Glengarry County Board of


Gardner and John Hope. Gardner is a

resident of Ingleside and is currently

Manager of Visitor Services at the St.

Lawrence Parks Commission.


and operates a commercial leasing and real


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