On December 20th, 2018 officers with the Crime Suppression unit of the Sault Ste. Marie Police Service arrested 36 year old Steven Savard of Sudbury for possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking.
At the time of the arrest it’s alleged the accused intentionally broke open a bag of fentanyl which was then spread onto the officer’s vest.
Subsequent to the arrest, a search of the accused’s vehicle resulted in the seizure of 18 grams of fentanyl. The street value of the fentanyl seized is estimated to be approximately $10,800. Officers also found packaging material, a digital scale, a shotgun and pepper spray.
The accused is charged with one count of possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking, one count of unauthorized possession of a firearm, one count of knowingly possessing an unauthorized firearm, one count of possession of a firearm contrary to probation order and one count of assaulting an officer.
A swab of the powder on the officer’s vest was sent to Health Canada for analysis. The test results came back as a positive for fentanyl. On March 19th, 2019 Steven Savard was further charged with two counts of mischief endangering life.
He was held for bail court.