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Kawartha Lakes OPP busy with drug and alcohol charges over the weekend

KAWARTHA LAKES-Officers from the City of Kawartha Lakes detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police investigated numerous drug and alcohol incidents over the past weekend which resulted in charges.

Police say on Friday February 1, 2019 at approximately 1:25 pm a motor vehicle was stopped by officers on Angeline Street South, Lindsay. The vehicle had been the subject of a driving complaint according to police. Following an investigation, Kelly Jefferies, 47 years of age of Georgina, was arrested and charged with Operation While Impaired – Alcohol and Drugs contrary to the Criminal Code of Canada.

On Saturday February 2, 2019, at approximately 12:45 am officers conducting a RIDE spot check on Highway 7 near Highway 35 allegedly noted a strong odour of cannabis coming from a vehicle. As a result of an investigation, an adult male from Edmonton was charged with Driving a Vehicle with Cannabis Readily Available contrary to the Cannabis Control Act. The officer seized 28 grams of cannabis.

On Saturday February 2, 2019 at approximately 9:15 pm an officer was conducting a traffic investigation in Fenelon Falls. As a result of the investigation, an adult male from Brechin was charged with Care or Control of Motor Vehicle with Cannabis Readily Available contrary to the Cannabis Control Act. The officer seized 10 grams of cannabis.

On Sunday February 3, 2019 at approximately 2:20 pm officers responded to a single vehicle collision on Sturgeon Road, south of Downeyville. Following an investigation, Courtney Paats, 31 years of age of Whitby was arrested and charged with the following offences:

  • Operation While Impaired – Alcohol and Drugs contrary to the CCC
  • Operation While Impaired – Blood Alcohol Concentration 80 Plus contrary to the CCC
  • Driving Motor Vehicle With Unsealed Container of Liquor contrary to the Liquor Licence Act

On Sunday February 3, 2019, at approximately 10:15 pm, officers conducting RIDE on Highway 7 at Kawartha Lakes Road 36 allegedly noted a strong odour of cannabis coming from a vehicle. As a result of an investigation an adult male from Lindsay was charged with Possession for the Purpose of Distributing contrary to the Cannabis Act. The officer seized in excess of 30 grams of cannabis.

On Monday February 4, 2019 at approximately 8:30 am officers responded to a single vehicle collision on St. Alban Road, just west of Janetville Road. Following an investigation, 50 year old John Terrion of Peterborough was arrested and charged with the following offences:

  •  Failure or Refusal to Comply with Demand contrary to the CCC
  • Drive Vehicle with Cannabis Readily Available contrary to the Cannabis Control Act

Police would like to remind drivers that if transporting cannabis, unless otherwise exempt, the cannabis must be in its original package that has not been opened, or packaged in baggage that it is fastened closed or is not otherwise readily available to any person in the vehicle.

 

 

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Pamela Vanmeer
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Pamela VanMeer is a two time winner of the prestigious Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) Award. Her investigative reports on abuse in Long Term Care Homes garnered international attention for the issue and won the Ron Laidlaw Award. She is a former reporter and anchor at CHEX News, now Global Peterborough and helped launch the New CHEX Daily, a daily half hour talk show. While at CHCH News in Hamilton she covered some of the biggest news stories of the day.

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