Sarnia man breaking curfew charged with drug trafficking

Sarnia Police Headquarters on Christina Street. 23 January 2020. (BlackburnNews.com photo by Colin Gowdy)

A Sarnia man is facing drug and weapons charges after police seized around $11,500 worth of meth, fentanyl and mushrooms Friday night.

At around 9:30 p.m., police spotted a driver breaching his curfew conditions in the area of Maxwell Street and Indian Road. The driver was pulled over and arrested without incident.

During a search of the vehicle, police located drug paraphernalia, a hatchet between the driver’s seat and door, a spring loaded baton, and a canister of pepper spray (intended for dogs).

Police also located $3,140 in currency, 65.4 grams of methamphetamine worth approximately $6,540, nearly 21 grams of blue fentanyl with a street value of $4,160, and 59.4 grams of Psilocybin mushrooms worth roughly $890.

Leslie William Hawkins, 45, is charged with five counts of failing to comply with a release order, three counts of possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking, four counts of possession of a weapon contrary to a prohibition order, three counts of possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, and two counts of unauthorized possession of a weapon.

The accused was being held pending a bail hearing.