Officers with the Brantford Police Service were dispatched to attend a hit and run, reported to have occurred on West Street near Duke Street at approximately 12:40 a.m. on Friday, February 4.
Officers received information to advise that a vehicle had hit two parked cars on West Street and continued onto Fleet Street without stopping at the scene.
A witness had advised a male driver was observed passed out at the wheel, with airbags deployed.
Upon arrival, officers located a man unconscious behind the wheel of the vehicle, which was still running. The man appeared to be suffering from an overdose.
Officers administered Narcan nasal spray and successfully revived the man.
A male passenger within the vehicle also appeared to be suffering from an overdose and was administered Narcan and revived by officers.
Both men were transported to hospital for medical assessment and treatment.
At the time of the incident, the passenger (co-accused) was found to be in possession of approximately 2.5 grams of suspected Fentanyl and was determined to be in violation of two outstanding arrest warrants.
During search incident to arrest, the driver (accused) was found to be in possession of approximately 35.8 grams of suspected Fentanyl.
As a result, the accused, Robert Frank VANEVERY, 26, of Ohsweken, stands charged with the following:
- Operation while Impaired, contrary to the Criminal Code
- Possession for the Purpose, contrary to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act
- Fail to remain, contrary to the Highway Traffic Act
- Drive Motor Vehicle – No Licence, contrary to the Highway Traffic Act
The co-accused, Jamal Luqman SEWELL, 22, of Brantford, stands charged with:
- Possession for the Purpose, contrary to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act.
Both parties were held for bail and the vehicle impounded as per law.