OPP Charge Three For Improperly Stored Cannabis

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(WAWA, ON) – On April 19, 2019, members of the Superior East Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) conducted a Reduce Impaired Driving Everywhere (RIDE) spot check on Highway 101 near Wawa, Ontario.

A motor vehicle approached the checkpoint and officers observed open containers of liquor in the vehicle. The driver was tested with an approved screening device (ASD) and registered a “0”. A subsequent search of the vehicle revealed a quantity of cannabis that was readily available.

A 19-year-old male, from Mississauga, Ontario was charged with the following:

Drive vehicle or boat with cannabis readily available, contrary to section 12(1) of the Cannabis Control Act (CCA),
Driving motor vehicle with liquor readily available, contrary to section 32(1) of the Liquor Licence Act (LLA).
(WHITE RIVER, ON) – On April 20, 2019, a member of the Superior East Detachment of the OPP stopped a Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV) for speeding on Highway 17 in Alanen Township.

While speaking with the driver, the odour of raw cannabis was detected coming from the vehicle. A subsequent search of the vehicle revealed a small quantity of cannabis within reach of the driver.

A 22-year-old male, from Sault Ste Marie, Ontario was charged with the following:

Drive vehicle or boat with cannabis readily available, contrary to section 12(1) of the CCA,
Speeding 1-49 km/h over posted limit, contrary to section 128 of the Highway Traffic Act (HTA).
(WHITE RIVER, ON) – On April 21, 2019, members of the Superior East Detachment of the OPP conducted a RIDE checkpoint on Highway 17 in Alanen Township near White River, Ontario.

While speaking with a driver, the odour of raw cannabis was detected emanating from the vehicle. During the subsequent search of the vehicle, an unsealed bottle of liquor was located within reach of the driver in addition to a quantity of cannabis.

A 21-year-old male, from Thunder Bay, Ontario, was charged with the following:

Drive vehicle or boat with cannabis readily available, contrary to section 12(1) of the CCA,
Driving motor vehicle with liquor readily available, contrary to section 32(1) of the LLA.
The OPP would like to remind the public that although cannabis is now legal to possess and consume, it is not legal to have cannabis in a vehicle or boat unless one or both of the following conditions are met;

Cannabis is in its original packaging and has not been opened; OR
2. Cannabis is packed in baggage that is fastened closed or is not otherwise readily available to any person in the vehicle or boat.

For more information, please visit:

Ontario Provincial Police: www.opp.ca/cannabis

 

 

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