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Drugs And Bear Spray Seized In RIDE Stop On Highway 35

KAWARTHA LAKES-The City of Kawartha Lakes OPP laid multiple charges for drug possession and prohibited driving-related offences at a RIDE (Reduce Impaired Driving Everywhere) check on September 18th.

Shortly before midnight while conducting a RIDE program on Highway 35 in Fenelon Township, police say officers identified a prohibited driver at the checkpoint. The driver was subsequently arrested. Through further investigation officers ended up seizing drugs and bear spray according to police.

As a result, 45-year-old Joshua Campbell of Ops Township has been charged with:

  • Possession of a Schedule I Substance – Methamphetamine
  • Possession of a Schedule I Substance – (Ecstasy)
  • Obstruct Peace Officer
  • Operation while Prohibited
  • Failure to comply with probation order
  • Driving while under suspension

The accused is scheduled to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice in Lindsay on October 26, 2023.


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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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