AMPS SEIZURE OF PILLS AND COCAINE
On the morning of Monday, January 20, 2020 the Akwesasne Mohawk Police Service were conducting general patrol duties in the District of Tsi Snaihne (Akwesasne, Quebec).
At approximately 11:30 am, police observed a suspicious vehicle. The vehicle appeared to have been just removed from the ditch and was stationary in a driveway. As officers approached the vehicle to speak with the operator, it fled. Police officers were able to obtain a plate number and identify the driver.
Several minutes later, patrol officers located the suspect vehicle travelling on River Road. Patrol officers activated their emergency lights and siren in an attempt to stop the vehicle. The suspect vehicle then started swerving into the oncoming traffic lane toward another marked police cruiser.
Police followed the vehicle for approximately 4 kilometers until patrol officers were able to successfully deploy a tire deflation device. The suspect vehicle continued east bound on River Road with deflating tires. AMPS police officers followed closely behind. At one point, the suspect vehicle came to a dead end in the road way and reversed into the marked police cruiser, causing damage. The driver of the suspect vehicle then fled on foot and was immediately apprehended by officers.
A search of the suspect revealed a large quantity of pills and a white powdery substance which later tested positive for cocaine. Police seized a total of 3,175 pills of various shapes and sizes. The drugs seized will be sent to Health Canada for further testing and analysis.
Dalton J. White, 22 years old of Akwesasne, is currently facing the alleged charges of:
Flight from Police; Dangerous Operation of a Motor Vehicle; Mischief Under $5,000; Obstructing a Police Officer; Assault with a weapon; and Failure to Comply with Probation Order Contrary to the Criminal Code of Canada.
Dalton J. White is also facing the alleged charges of Possession of a Controlled Substance and Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking a Controlled Substance Contrary to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act.
The Akwesasne Mohawk Police would like to take this time to remind the community that if you locate any substance (powder, pill, tablet, liquid) that you feel is suspicious to contact your local police service immediately. Do not handle the substance. Fentanyl is a substance that can be absorbed and inhaled in the body and cause life threatening reactions even death.
Anyone with information that will assist in this or any other investigations can call Central Dispatch at 613-575-2000 or the Akwesasne Crime Stoppers at 613-575-2255.