An eight-month-old baby is in the care of child services after Six Nations Police arrested two people at a Tim Hortons drive-thru on Wednesday.
Around 12:35 p.m., officers spotted a man wanted on several outstanding warrants driving a stolen white Chevrolet Trailblazer in the drive-thru at the coffee shop on Chiefswood Road in Ohsweken.
Police cruisers arrived in time to block in the vehicle.
According to police, the driver resisted arrest and allegedly assaulted an officer while being taken into custody.
A woman in the passenger seat tried to escape holding an eight-month-old baby but was also arrested.
The baby, police said, “did not belong to either the female passenger or the male driver.” Ogwadeni:deo child protection agency was called in because there were drugs inside the car.
Police said crack cocaine and a suspected crack pipe were found “in plain view,” while a further search turned up an assortment of drugs and drug paraphernalia, including cocaine, fentanyl, digital scales and a cellphone.
Police also said officers found pink fentanyl in rock form and cocaine on the driver.
The 37-year-old driver was held for a bail hearing and charged with various drug trafficking and possession charges, along with possession of stolen property, breach of probation, and assault while resisting arrest.
The 35-year-old passenger faces charges of drug trafficking and possession, possession of stolen property, and tampering with a Vehicle Identification Number.
Both accused are from Ohsweken.
A Six Nations Police spokesperson was not available for comment.
These arrests come two weeks after seven alleged drug dealers were arrested on the reserve in a raid that saw police seize fentanyl, cocaine and cash from a house on Fifth Line.
J.P. Antonacci, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, The Hamilton Spectator