RENFREW COUNTY – A search warrant involving Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officers and dogs turned up a cornucopia of illegal drugs in a Renfrew home.

“The OPP East Region Community Street Crime Unit (CSCU) have charged a second person in connection with a drug seizure at a home in Renfrew,” OPP media relations officer Const. Bill Dickson released in a statement today (Oct. 7). “Officers from the Street Crime Unit, OPP Emergency Response Team (ERT) and OPP Canine Unit executed a search warrant on Oct. 1, at a home on Ross Street.”

Officers seized quantities of suspected fentanyl powder and patches, dilaudid pills, cocaine, hydromorphone pills, hashish, shatter and cannabis, as well as nearly $22,000 in currency and items typically associated with drug trafficking. One person was arrested at the location, while a search continues for a second individual.

“A 39-year old man from Renfrew was initially arrested and charged and now a second person has been arrested,” Dickson said.

Rhonda Moore, age 56 of Renfrew is charged with:

  • Possession of a Schedule One substance for the purpose of trafficking – four counts
  • Possession of a Schedule One substance
  • Possessing cannabis for the purpose of selling
  • Possession of proceeds of property obtained by crime over $5,000
  • The accused was released from custody and is scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Renfrew on Nov. 25.

The Renfrew Detachment of the OPP investigated 202 calls for service between Sept. 28 and Oct. 4.

The Renfrew OPP weekly crime beat.
The Renfrew County OPP weekly crime beat.

Arnprior and Renfrew officers investigated seven domestic disputes during the past week.    

“If you or someone you know is living in or involved in an abusive relationship help is available,” OPP media relations officer Const. Tina Hunt released in a statement today (Oct. 7). “Contact Bernadette McCann House 24/7 for support, advice or the safety of a shelter at 1-800-267-4930. The Women’s Sexual Assault Centre of Renfrew County is also available 24/7 for information and support at 1-800-663-3060. You could also attend the emergency department of any hospital in Renfrew County and ask to speak to a member of the Assault Response Team. Victim Services of Renfrew County is also available to provide emotional and practical assistance to people who have experienced domestic violence. They can be reached at 613-649-2852 or toll free at 1-877-568-5730. In emergencies call 911.”

On Sept. 29, officers with the Renfrew OPP Detachment responded to a call for service in the Town of Renfrew. As a result of the investigation, Abigail Cliche, 23 of Renfrew has been charged with two counts of possession of a schedule one substance. The accused was released on an appearance notice to attend at the Ontario Court of Justice in Renfrew on Nov. 18.

On Sept. 28, an officer with the Renfrew OPP was conducting traffic enforcement on Highway 60 in Horton Township. As a result of a traffic stop, Monti Rose, 56 of Burlington, ON has been charged with operation while prohibited. The accused was released on an appearance notice to attend at the Ontario Court of Justice in Renfrew on Nov. 18.  

“Crime Stoppers Pembroke/Renfrew County believes that someone may have information that could assist police in solving these crimes,” Hunt said. “If you have information that results in charges being laid, you qualify for an award of up to $2,000. Call Pembroke/Renfrew County Crime Stoppers at 613-735-8477 or toll free at 1-800-222-8477. You could help solve a crime. All tips remain anonymous and you will not have to attend court. Crime Stoppers does not subscribe to call display. The telephones are answered 24 hours a day.  Please visit the website www.valleytips.ca.”