(ESPANOLA, ON) – On May 9, 2020 at approximately 9:27 p.m. an officer from the Manitoulin Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) was conducting traffic patrols of Highway 17 in Nairn-Hyman Township.
The officer observed a violation and conducted a traffic stop. As a result of the investigation, a 37-year-old, from Toronto, was charged with:
- Drive Vehicle or Boat with Cannabis Readily Available, contrary to section 12(1) of the Cannabis Control Act, 2017;
- Class G1 Licence Holder- Unaccompanied by Qualified Driver, contrary to section 5(1) of Highway Traffic Act (HTA) Ontario Regulation 340/94; and
- Drive without Proper Headlights – Motor Vehicle, contrary to section 62(1) of the HTA.
The OPP would like to remind the public that it is illegal to have cannabis in a vehicle or boat, unless one or both of the following conditions are met:
1. 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.