On February 18, 2021, members of the Grey Bruce Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were assisted by members of the Grey-Bruce and Huron-Perth OPP Community Street Crime Unit (CSCU) and the OPP Emergency Response Team (ERT), with the execution of a search warrant at a residence on Victoria Street, in the Municipality of Meaford,
OPP seized Percocet, dried Cannabis and Cannabis edibles, along with Canadian currency and drug paraphernalia at the residence.
As a result of this investigation, Grey Bruce OPP have charged Derwin Mercer, 52 years-of-age, from Meaford, with the following offences:
- Possession of a Schedule 1 substance for the purposing in trafficking – opioid, section 5(2) Controlled Drugs and Substance Act (CDSA)
- Possession for the purpose of distributing, section 9(2) Cannabis Act (CA)
- Possessing cannabis for the purpose of selling, section 10(2) CA
The accused must attend the Ontario Court of Justice in Owen Sound on March 25, 2021.