TRAFFIC STOP LEADS TO WEAPONS, DRUGS AND STOLEN PROPERTY

Members of the City of Kawartha Lakes Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) laid numerous criminal charges against a driver and passenger after a traffic stop led to an investigation of stolen property.

On September 5, 2021 at approximately 6:45 a.m. officers stopped a vehicle on Mount Horeb Road, in Emily Township, towing a boat and trailer for a Highway Traffic Act violation. Further investigation revealed the boat to be stolen. Officers also located drugs and a sawed-off shotgun in the vehicle.

As a result, the driver and passenger have been charged with numerous offences including:

  • Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Under $5,000
  • Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Over $5,000
  • Possession of a loaded prohibited or restricted firearm
  • Careless storage of a Firearm
  • Possession of a Schedule I substance for the purpose of Trafficking -Methamphetamine
  • Possession of a Schedule IV substance for the purpose of Trafficking x 2
  • Possession of over 30g dried cannabis in a public place

Names will not be released as the investigation remains ongoing.

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