Ten charged with drugs, stolen property seized in Bancroft

Ten charged with drugs, stolen property seized in Bancroft

Drugs confiscated from a Bancroft residence on Bridge Street East, August 2, 2022. Ten people are charged. (Photo: Bancroft OPP)

Ten people are charged after a large quantity of drugs and stolen property were seized in Bancroft.

Members of the Street Crime Unit, assisted by the OPP Emergency Response Team, the OPP Canine Unit and members of the Bancroft branch, executed a search warrant at a home on Bridge Street East where a quantity of the suspected fentanyl, cocaine, crystal methamphetamine and psilocybin was seized became .

Small gold and silver bars, bars, hundreds of dollars in cash and a variety of stolen items were also seized.

While the investigation continues, police say two local burglaries have been solved.

Twelve people were arrested at the scene, but police released two without charging them.

The accused are:

David Joseph Vautour, aged 59, of Bancroft, is charged with:

Possession of a Schedule 1 substance for the purpose of commerce – two points
Possession of Schedule 3 substances for commercial purposes
Possession of property proceeds obtained through crime

David Thomas Vautour, 33, and Zon Rawcliffe, 36, both of Bancroft, are charged with:

Possession of a Schedule 1 substance for the purpose of commerce – two points
Possession of Schedule 3 substances for commercial purposes
Owning property acquired through crime

Christina Hudson, 37, and Erika Olmstead, 28, both from Maynooth, are charged with:

Possession of List 1 substances

Joseph Kidman, 48, of Bancroft, Ashley Shaw, 32, of Oshawa, and Joshua Welsh, 39, of Gorham are charged with:

Possession of a Schedule 1 substance for the purpose of commerce – two points
Possession of Schedule 3 substances for commercial purposes
Failure to comply with a probation condition

Kent Bowers, age 39, is charged

Possession of a Schedule 1 substance for the purpose of commerce – two counts
Possession of Schedule 3 substances for commercial purposes
Failure to comply with a release order

Joseph Vautour, aged 61, of Bancroft, is charged with:

Possession of a Schedule 1 substance for the purpose of commerce – two points
Possession of Schedule 3 substances for commercial purposes

David Joseph Vautour was held on bail for a hearing on Thursday while the rest were released with court dates on October 25 in Bancroft.

Property seized at a Bancroft residence on Bridge Street East, August 2, 2022. (Photo: Bancroft OPP)

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