On Thursday February 11, 2021, at approximately 1:50 am, members from the Northumberland Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were conducting a R.I.D.E program in Port Hope and stopped a vehicle to determine the sobriety of the driver. Officers could see a large blue barrel, with no top or lid, in the rear seat of the vehicle that appeared to contain cannabis marihuana.  

As a result of the investigation, officers seized approximately 10lbs of cannabis marihuana, cannabis seeds, vacuum sealer, vacuum bags, a scale, and various other items. 

Jake DEETH (age 28) of Port Hope, Ontario and Phoenix MES-GREALY (age 22) of Cobourg, Ontario were arrested and each charged under the Cannabis Act with:

  • Possession of over 30g dried cannabis (or equivalent) in a public place
  • Possession of illicit cannabis
  • Possess, produce, sell distribute or import anything with intention to use it to produce, sell or distribute illicit cannabis
  • Possession for the purpose of distributing
  • Possession cannabis for the purpose of selling

Jake DEETH was additionally charged under the Cannabis Control Act with:  

  • Have care or control of a vehicle or boat with cannabis readily available.

Both accused were arrested and released on an undertaking and are scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice on March 3 2021.

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