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Drug Trafficking Charges Laid After Police Attempted To Stop Speeding Vehicle On Highway 36

KAWARTHA LAKES-A 31-year-old man from Earlton is facing drug charges after police attempted to stop him for alleged speeding.

On Sunday, February 12 at  8:43AM a Kawartha Lakes Police constable reported observing a vehicle travelling in excess of the posted speed limit on Highway 36 in Lindsay. Police say the officer pulled onto the roadway in an effort to speak with the driver but the vehicle’s speed was increasing, travelling in excess of 50km/h over the limit. The vehicle was observed leaving the roadway while attempting to turn onto Settlers Road and the driver exited the vehicle and fled on foot according to police.

Officers searched the area and located the male, placing him under arrest. Police say they seized 114 grams of methamphetamine, 60 grams of cocaine and 67 Xanax pills.

As a result of an investigation, 31-year-old Joshua Lebrun of Earlton, Ontario has been charged with dangerous operation, possession of a schedule I substance for purpose of trafficking X2, possession of a schedule IV substance for the purpose of trafficking and four Highway Traffic Act infractions.

The accused has been held in custody to attend a bail hearing at the Ontario Court of Justice located at 440 Kent 


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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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