OPP find $5k worth of drugs after accident


Blake Ellis/Local Journalism Initiative

Blake Ellis
Local Journalism Initiative

A car accident on Walpole Island lead police to about $5,500 in drugs.
In March 2020, Emerson Sands was driving down River Road when he lost control of his vehicle. He hit a couple of mail boxes, then rolled the car at least twice before stopping jammed on a tree.
Sands was injured, bleeding from a 20 centimetre gash on his left arm.
When he was taken to hospital in Chatham-Kent, police found a large freezer bag of crystal meth.
Court heard Feb. 24 that Sands was carrying 87 grams of crystal meth, two Percocet pills, $5,415 in Canadian cash and $940 in US dollars.
Police also found over three hundred rounds of ammunition for rifles and shotguns in his Chevy Blazer.
Sands plead guilty to drug trafficking.
He returns to court in April.

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