vehicle stop by police in shelburne results in drug seizure and 18 charges
Just before midnight on Friday night (March 2nd) Shelburne Police stopped a vehicle after it displayed some suspicious driving patterns. What started out to be a check on the well-being and condition of the driver; resulted in all four occupants of the vehicle being arrested for drug possession. Seized from the vehicle were quantities of what appeared to be three types of drugs: Marijuana, Cocaine, and MDA (a variant on MDMA commonly known as ecstasy). The total street value of the seized substances is approximately $800.00. The four occupants were not from Shelburne and were made up of a mix of youth and young adults.
Further investigation revealed that two of the occupants were on numerous probations and court recognizances.
As a result all four occupants were charged with varying offences. The 18 charges are broken down as follow:
- Controlled Drugs and Substance Act
- 4x – Possession of Marijuana
- 2x – Possession of Schedule 1 Substance
- Criminal Code of Canada
- 4x – Fail to Comply with Recognizance
- 2x – Fail to Comply with Probation
- Youth Criminal Justice Act
- 4x – Fail to Comply with Sentence
- Highway Traffic Act and Compulsory Automobile Insurance Act
- 2x – Document related charges
All four accused were provided a court date at the Orangeville Court House in late May to answer to the allegations.
As per provisions in the Youth Criminal Justice Act, police cannot release the identities of any of the youth involved. Therefore the names of the adults are also not being released as this could potentially identify the youth.
If anyone has any information in relation to this case or any other matter, they are encouraged to contact the Shelburne Police Service at 519-925-3312 or anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or online at www.crimestopperssdm.com.
The above media release generously provided by Shelburne Police Services Media Relations Officer, Sergeant Paul Neumann.