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Couple fined under COVID-19 regulations for using drugs in Brockville cemetery: police

Brockville police fined two people under the province's state of emergency laws for allegedly doing meth in a local cemetery.
Brockville police fined two people under the province's state of emergency laws for allegedly doing meth in a local cemetery. Global Kingston

A pair of Brockville residents are facing fines under the province’s COVID-19 state of emergency act after police say they were out using drugs in the middle of the night.

Brockville police say officers on routine patrol spotted a vehicle downtown at about 1:30 Wednesday morning.

Police say the driver made some “evasive maneuvers” and left the area.

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Officers say they then found the car at a cemetery on Highway 2 just west of the city.

Police allege a 32-year-old woman and 30-year-old man were using crystal meth in the vehicle.

The man was charged with drug possession, and both are facing $750 fines under Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act for leaving their homes for a non-essential purpose.

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