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2 charged following reported theft from donation bin in Keene: Peterborough County OPP

Peterborough County OPP have charged two people in connection with a reported theft in Keene, Ont. The Canadian Press

Two people are facing theft and drug charges following a reported theft from a donation bin in Keene, Ont., early Thursday.

According to Peterborough County OPP, around 1:15 a.m., police were called to investigate a suspicious vehicle in Keene, just 20 kilometres southeast of Peterborough. The complainant reported that suspects had stolen items from a charity donation bin and left the area in a black pickup truck, according to police.

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Police say officers located the suspects’ vehicle on County Road 2. The investigation led to the arrest of two people.

OPP allege illicit drugs, including methamphetamine, were found during a search of the vehicle.

Sherry Foster, 42, of Trent Hills, and Corey Trude, 36, of St. Clair Township, Ont., were both charged with possession of a Schedule 1 substance (methamphetamine), theft under $5,000 and mischief that destroys or damages property.

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Foster was additionally charged with possession of a Schedule 3 substance.

They were released and are scheduled to appear in court in Peterborough on July 21, OPP said Thursday.

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