Four People From Windsor-Essex Arrested In Drug Bust Near Kingston Prison

Four people from Windsor-Essex are facing several drug-related charges after a drug bust in eastern Ontario.

On November 19, joint investigation between the OPP Penitentiary Squad, OPP Napanee Detachment and Correctional Service of Canada resulted arrests near the Bath Institution, the federal prison facility west of Kingston.

Investigators seized over 54 grams of cannabis resin, 170 grams of tobacco and a variety of pills. Investigators say the seizure has an estimated institutional value of over $24,000.

31-year-old Joshua Erdodi of Windsor was arrested and is facing a long list of charges including four counts of possession for the purpose of trafficking and conspiracy to commit indictable offence.

37-year-old Melissa Ann Iler, 38-year-old Barbara Anne Montgomery and 40-year-old  Ryan Durocher, 40, all from Essex, were also arrested.

The trio is charged with possess, produce, sell, distribute or import anything with intention to use it to produce, sell or distribute illicit cannabis along with conspiracy to commit indictable offence.

A fifth person, 50-year-old Scott McLaughlan from Loyalist Township was charged with five counts of conspiracy to commit indictable offence.

McLaughlin and Erdodi remain in custody and the three others accused were released on a promise to appear and are scheduled to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice in Napanee, on January 8.

Police say the investigation is continuing with additional charges pending.