Three facing drug charges

SIX NATIONS — Police say three people were arrested and are now facing drug trafficking charges after fentanyl, meth, and cocaine were found during a traffic stop.

On January 19, 2021, Police observed a silver Honda Odyssey travelling on Chiefswood Road. The van was being operated by a lone male occupant, known to have a history of drug charges.  Police say the van attended the home of a man known to have a similar criminal history and was being sought by police on a warrant.

Police began to investigate the activity of the suspects as they were leaving the residence. The suspect vehicle was observed at a business near Hagersville. Police observed the vehicle circle the building entirely, then back into an open bay door with the rear hatch opened. Once the vehicle became mobile, the Police initiated a traffic stop. At the stop, there were two males observed in the front seats and a female in the rear.

During their search of the vehicle, police observed a methamphetamine pipe on the floor between the driver and passenger seats. During the search, the following items were seized: Digital scale, baggies, cash, cell phones, pills, Methamphetamine, Fentanyl, and Cocaine.

Police arrested Brian Keith Smith, 50, of Hagersville; Jason Brock Henhawk, 40, of Ohsweken and Cheryl Janice Vanevery, 25, of Ohsweken. All three are facing possession of fentanyl for the purposes of trafficking, Failure to comply with a release order, possessing the proceeds of crime under $5000. Smith also faces an additional charge of possessing methamphetamine for the purposes of trafficking.

The three accused were held for a formal bail hearing on January 20, 2021.

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