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Traffic Stop Leads To Weapons, Drugs And Stolen Property Charges

KAWARTHA LAKES-Members of the City of Kawartha Lakes Detachment OPP laid numerous criminal charges against a driver and passenger after a traffic stop led to an investigation of stolen property.

Police say 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 according to police. Officers say they 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

Police say names will not be released as the investigation remains ongoing.

 

Pamela Vanmeerhttps://www.kawartha411.ca/
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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