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Lindsay man facing charges after alleged early morning drug deal in parking lot

KAWARTHA LAKES-A Lindsay man is facing charges after a concerned citizen reported witnessesing what they believed to be a drug transaction in a parking lot Friday morning. .

The call came in on July 17 with the caller saying they believed a drug transaction took place between the driver of a truck and a pedestrian in a parking lot on Lindsay Street South.

At 10:15AM an officer located the alleged truck and initiated an investigation.  The officer determined the driver of the truck was in possession of a controlled substance and placed him under arrest.

48-year-old Peter Gerald Houghton of Lindsay has been charged with possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking and possession of property obtained by crime.

The accused will appear at the Ontario Court of Justice, located at 440 Kent Street West in Lindsay on September 10, 2020.

Police say if you see something suspicious taking place in the community, please contact our police service at 705-324-5252 to speak with an officer.  Tips from the public can help our officers take drugs of the street and keep our community safe.  You can also provide your information anonymously by contacting Crime Stoppers at 1.800.222.TIPS (8477) or at www.kh.crimestoppersweb.com.


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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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