Pair facing drug trafficking charges after police officer dragged from Huntsville RIDE check

Police say suspect fled arresting officers twice before finally being collared

Two suspects from Mississauga are facing charges after an OPP officer was dragged along Highway 11 in Huntsville.

An officer attempting to make an arrest in connection to a drug investigation during a R.I.D.E. spot check was dragged for a distance along the highway near Highway 592 in the Huntsville area on August 15. The vehicle crashed into a concrete barrier and the driver allegedly fled.

As part of the investigation, officers attempted to make another arrest on November 11; police say the suspect failed to stop for police yet again and crashed a vehicle on Cedar Lane in Bracebridge. Again, police say the suspect fled the scene.

On December 13, the OPP’s Community Street Crime Unit caught up with two suspects wanted in connection to this investigation. Police say these two suspects, aged 20 and 26, face a slew of charges including trafficking, obstructing police, dangerous driving, and more.

About $16,380 in crack cocaine, fentanyl, and Canadian currency was seized during the investigation.