Search warrant turns up drugs, $22,000 cash in Renfrew

RENFREW – The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) searched a home in Renfrew yesterday (Oct. 1) and found drugs and cash.

Powder fentanyl
The OPP suspect this substance is powdered fentanyl. Courtesy the OPP

“The OPP East Region Community Street Crime Unit (CSCU) has seized a variety of illegal drugs from a home in Renfrew,” OPP media relations coordinator Const. Bill Dickson released in a statement today (Oct. 2).

“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.

Tyler Elliot Moore, age 39 of Pembroke, has been charged with:

  • Possession of a Schedule 1 substance for the purpose of trafficking – Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (CDSA) – sec. 5(2) – four counts
  • Possession of a Schedule 1 substance
  • Possessing cannabis for the purpose of selling
  • Possession of proceeds of property obtained by crime over $5,000
  • Fail to comply with a probation order

The accused was held in custody and scheduled to appear for a bail hearing before the Ontario Court of Justice in Renfrew on Oct. 2. An arrest warrant has been issued for a 56-year old woman on similar charges.