Officers from the Caledon Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) have charged a Brampton resident following a traffic stop on Wednesday.
On January 31, 2024, just before 1:00 a.m., Caledon OPP conducted a traffic stop while patrolling the community of Southfields Village, in the Town of Caledon. The investigation led officers to seize just over 266 grams of cannabis, as well as various cannabis-related paraphernalia. The driver was subsequently arrested.
As a result, a 25-year-old of Brampton was charged with:
· Possession of a Schedule II Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking
· Possession of over 30g dried Cannabis in a Public Place
The accused is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Orangeville at a later date to answer to the charges.
The OPP remains committed to keeping our communities safe through enforcement and public education. It is an offence to possess cannabis for the purpose of selling. Additionally, an individual 19 years of age or older can only have up to 30 grams of cannabis or its equivalent in public. When transporting cannabis in a vehicle, unless otherwise exempt, it must be in its original package that has not been opened, or packed in baggage that is fastened closed or is not otherwise readily available to any person in the vehicle. For more information about the rules surrounding cannabis, please visit: www.opp.ca/cannabis.
You can also provide information anonymously regarding drug offences by contacting Peel Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or online at www.peelcrimestoppers.ca. When you contact Crime Stoppers, you stay anonymous, and you never have to testify.