Shelburne Police Arrest 2 Men For Drug Possession & Remind Shelburnites: Don’t Drink & Drive!

Shelburne Police arrest 2 men for drug possession

On May 4, 2019 at approximately 12:30 a.m Shelburne police officers were setting up a RIDE spot check near the intersection of Owen Sound Street and First Avenue in the Town of Shelburne when they suspected that a vehicle tried to avoid their location.  A Shelburne police officer immediately conducted a traffic stop of that same vehicle behind a business on Main Street East and spoke with the two male occupants of the vehicle.  The officer became suspicious that the driver had consumed alcohol and conducted a roadside test for alcohol.  The driver did not fail the test; however, he had consumed enough alcohol to register a reading that resulted in a 3 day driver’s licence suspension.

While dealing with this incident, the investigating officer developed grounds to search the vehicle as per the Ontario Cannabis Act.  The search of the vehicle resulted with the officer finding an amount of cocaine with an approximate street value of $800.00, an amount of oxycodone, cannabis accessible to the driver and alcohol accessible to the driver.   Consequently, 21 year old Abeku Wie-Addo and 21 year old Isaac Galwango, both of Toronto, were charged with the following:

2 counts of Possession of a Controlled Substance- Cocaine and Oxycodone
Class G2 driver with blood alcohol content above zero

Drive vehicle or boat with Cannabis readily available

Drive Motor vehicle with liquor readily available


2 counts of Possession of a Controlled Substance- Cocaine and Oxycodone

Both men will appear in Ontario Court in Orangeville in late May to answer to the allegations made against them.

The Shelburne Police Service wants to remind everyone that driving under the influence of alcohol has serious consequences even though your blood alcohol content may not be high enough to be charged with impaired driving.  A blood alcohol content of 0.05-0.79 is the range in which your driver’s licence will suspended.  As well, for many people that range is enough to impair their judgement and reflexes.  If you are going to drive please do not drink alcohol or consume drugs as the only truly safe limit is zero.

The above media release provided by Shelburne Police Services.