Members of the Peterborough County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) stopped a vehicle at a RIDE program on County Road 2 at approximately 10:45pm last night. The driver was found to be in possession of approximately 30 pounds of dried cannabis, 750 grams of cannabis/psilocybin edibles, $9,700 in Canadian currency and other drug paraphernalia. (See attached photo)

Mohammad RAHMATI (age 24) of Newmarket, Ontario was arrested and charged with:

• Possession of a Schedule III substance for the purpose of trafficking

• Possession for the purpose of distributing

• Possession of over 30 grams of dried cannabis (or equivalent) in a public place

• Possession of proceeds of property obtained by crime-over $5000

• Drive vehicle with cannabis readily available

• Driver-fail to properly wear seatbelt

The accused is scheduled to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice in Peterborough on February 17, 2021.

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