Over $55,000 Of Drugs & Currency Seized Through Joint-Force Operation Antagonist Investigation

Published on May 13, 2022

OVER $55,000 OF DRUGS & CURRENCY SEIZED THROUGH JOINT-FORCE OPERATION ANTAGONIST INVESTIGATION

Cornwall, ON – As a result of an ongoing investigation into opioid trafficking by the Cornwall Police Service and Ontario Provincial Police joint-force Street Level Enforcement Team, seven individuals have been taken into custody through joint-force Operation Antagonist.

On May 10th, 2022, members of the Street Level Enforcement Team executed two Controlled Drugs and Substances Act Search Warrants at two Louisa Street residences. During a search of the residences, police located a quantity of cocaine, fentanyl, methamphetamine, Hydromorphone and Canadian currency. The total estimated value of the seized drugs and currency is approximately $56,000.00.

During the investigation, the following individuals were taken into custody and charged accordingly:

Malcolm Pyper, 26, of Cornwall:

  • Possession of a Schedule I substance for the purpose of trafficking – Fentanyl
  • Possession of a Schedule I substance for the purpose of trafficking – Cocaine
  • Possession of a Schedule I substance for the purpose of trafficking –Methamphetamine
  • Possession of property obtained by crime under $5000 x 2
  • Breach of probation (for contacting a certain person and failing to keep the peace)

Brittany Howard-Markell, 30, of Cornwall:

  • Possession of a Schedule I substance for the purpose of trafficking – Fentanyl
  • Possession of a Schedule I substance for the purpose of trafficking – Cocaine x 2
  • Possession of a Schedule I substance for the purpose of trafficking –Methamphetamine
  • Possession of property obtained by crime under $5000
  • Breach of undertaking (for failing to notify a change of address to police)

David Umbach, 52, of Cornwall:

  • Possession of a Schedule I substance for the purpose of trafficking – Fentanyl
  • Possession of a Schedule I substance for the purpose of trafficking – Cocaine
  • Possession of a Schedule I substance for the purpose of trafficking –Methamphetamine
  • Possession of a Schedule I substance – Fentanyl x 2
  • Possession of a Schedule I substance - Methamphetamine
  • Possession of property obtained by crime under $5000
  • Breach of probation (for failing to keep the peace)

Avery Jacco-Archambault, 25, of Cornwall:

  • Possession of a Schedule I substance for the purpose of trafficking – Fentanyl
  • Possession of a Schedule I substance for the purpose of trafficking – Cocaine
  • Possession of a Schedule I substance for the purpose of trafficking –Methamphetamine x 2
  • Possession of a Schedule I substance – Hydromorphone
  • Possession of property obtained by crime under $5000

Christopher Leblanc, 29, of Lunenburg:

  • Possession of a Schedule I substance for the purpose of trafficking – Fentanyl
  • Possession of a Schedule I substance for the purpose of trafficking – Cocaine
  • Possession of a Schedule I substance for the purpose of trafficking –Methamphetamine
  • Possession of a Schedule I substance – Cocaine
  • Possession of property obtained by crime under $5000

Richard Marini, 57, of Cornwall: 

  • Possession of a Schedule I substance for the purpose of trafficking – Fentanyl
  • Possession of a Schedule I substance for the purpose of trafficking – Cocaine
  • Possession of a Schedule I substance for the purpose of trafficking –Methamphetamine
  • Possession of property obtained by crime under $5000
  • Breach of probation (for contacting a certain person)

Daniel Roach, 42, of Cornwall:

  • Possession of a Schedule I substance for the purpose of trafficking – Fentanyl
  • Possession of a Schedule I substance for the purpose of trafficking – Cocaine
  • Possession of a Schedule I substance for the purpose of trafficking –Methamphetamine
  • Possession of a Schedule I substance – Cocaine
  • Possession of property obtained by crime under $5000
  • Breach of recognizance (for failing to keep the peace)
  • Breach of undertaking (for failing to notify a change of address to police)

All of the individuals were taken into custody, charged accordingly and held for a bail hearing.

The CPS and OPP are working diligently to combat drug trafficking within the City of Cornwall and surrounding areas and would like to remind residents about the dangers of using and selling illicit drugs. Anyone with information on illegal drug activity is encouraged to contact our anonymous tip line at 613-933-5000 ext. 2404 or contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS/ seawayvalleycrimestoppers.ca.

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