Drugs found after car collision

During the early morning on March 22 officers of the Bancroft Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police responded to a personal injury motor vehicle collision on Highway 118 in Highlands East.

Officers alongside Emergency Medical Services attended the scene and located two men both suffering non-life threatening injuries and were transported to a local hospital. One man as a result was transported by air as his injuries were serious in nature.

At the scene officers located a large quantity of schedule two drugs that were tossed from the vehicle before officers arrived. Officers also located a schedule one substance (cocaine).

As a result of the investigation a 19-year-old Barrie man has been charged with possession of a schedule two substance for the purpose of trafficking and possession of a schedule one substance and careless driving.

The accused was released on a summons and a promise to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Bancroft on May 15.

The other man will be facing similar charges once released from hospital. Investigation is continuing and more information will be made available.