(SOUTH HURON, ON) - Two Lucan residents are facing charges by Huron County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) following an investigation conducted by members of the Huron-Perth Community Street Crime Unit (CSCU).
At approximately 9:19 a.m. on Wednesday, June 10, 2020 members of the Huron-Perth OPP CSCU were finishing up their duties at a search warrant located on Marlborough Street in Exeter when a vehicle pulled up alongside the curb of the residence that was just searched.
It caught the eye of one of the investigators as the driver was known to be suspended. A quick check confirmed the driver was currently suspended so he was initially arrested for driving while under suspension. Upon further observations and interaction with the driver numerous signs of impairment were observed.
The driver was placed under arrest for Impaired Operation and was transported to the Sebringville OPP Detachment for further examination by a Drug Recognition Expert (DRE). The driver completed the evaluation by the DRE and it was deemed he was impaired by a drug.
Additionally, a search of the passenger found her to be in possession of a quantity of suspected fentanyl.
Johnathan PARSONS, 36 years of age, from Lucan has been charged with Impaired Operation, Possession of a Schedule I Substance - Fentanyl and Driving While Under Suspension.
Brandan LINDENFIELD, 36 years of age from Lucan has been charged with Possession of a Schedule I Substance - Fentanyl.
Both have been released from custody with court appearances scheduled for September 21, 2020 at the Ontario Court of Justice - Goderich.