PRESS RELEASE

Drug warrant leads to multiple arrests

On Friday April 8, 2022, at approximately 6:52 p.m., the Smiths Falls Crime Unit and O.P.P. Community Street Crime Unit, executed a Controlled Drugs and Substance Act search warrant at a Robinson Avenue residence.  Police made several arrests as a result and a quantity of illicit Drugs, Drug trafficking paraphernalia and a quantity of cash were seized. 

The following five accused are charged jointly and were held for bail hearings to answer to the outstanding charges against them:

Christian DESARMIA – 30 years of age, from Smiths Falls 

April KIRBY – 32 years of age, from Smiths Falls 

Vernon WATTS – 56 years of age, from Smiths Falls

Melissa WILLIAMS – 40 years of age, from Smiths Falls

Robert JARVIS – 52 years of age, from Smiths Falls

Charges:

  • Possession of a Schedule 1 Substance
  • Possession of a Schedule 1 Substance for the purpose of Trafficking
  • Possession of a Schedule III Substance
  • Possession of a Schedule III Substance for the purpose of Trafficking
  • Possession of proceeds obtained by crime

***The charges in these matters have not been proven in court***

The Smiths Falls Police Service urges anyone with further information regarding this incident, or similar incidents, to contact our service at 613-283-0357. Information may also be provided anonymously by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

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