Crashed drone near Beaver Creek leads to drug charges
Police (OPP) were contacted on Thursday by residents near Beaver Creek Correctional Institution about a drone that was flying in the area and crashed.
Officers attended the area and located a man who was trespassing and searching for the drone. After an investigation into the circumstances, police seized a drone and many items that are prohibited inside the correctional facility.
Police arrested and charged 24-year-old Fabrice Ricourt-Casseus of Ottawa with:
- Possession of Schedule 1 Substance For the Purpose of Trafficking,
- Possession of Contraband before Visitor Control Point at a Penitentiary,
- Possession for the Purpose of Distributing Cannabis,
- Trespass by Night,
- Possession of Property Obtained by Crime
The accused will appear in a Bracebridge Court on March 21, 2023 to answer to his charges.