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Traffic Stop Results in Multiple Charges and Seizure of Drugs

Oct 15, 2020

Incident # 20- 39513

On Thursday, October 8, 2020, at approximately 5:45 pm, members of the Brantford Police Service conducted a traffic stop in the area of Colborne Street and Rawdon Street.

During the investigation, it was revealed that the license plate affixed to the vehicle was registered to a different vehicle and did not belong to the driver. The driver was also operating the vehicle without registration and insurance. 

Upon further investigation, Officers observed a significant quantity of cannabis readily available to the driver, which is in violation of the Cannabis Control Act. A large quantity of suspected cocaine along with drug paraphernalia was also located within the vehicle.

As a result of the investigation, the motor vehicle was impounded and the following items were seized:
  • 80.5 grams (approx.) of Cannabis, with an estimated street value of $800
  • 538 grams (approx.) of suspected Cocaine, with an estimated street value of $53,890
  • Multiple drug paraphernalia; including a small digital scale and cutting agents used in illicit drugs
As such, a 32 year old male from Brantford was arrested and charged with:
  • Possession for the Purposes of Trafficking, contrary to the Controlled Drugs and Substance Act,
  • Possession of Stolen Property – Under $5,000, under the Criminal Code,
  • Drive Vehicle with Cannabis Readily Available, under the Cannabis Control Act,
  • Possession over 30 grams of Dried Cannabis, under the Cannabis Control Act,
  • Use of Plate – Not Authorized under the Highway Traffic Act,
  • Failure to Apply for Permit on Becoming Owner, under the Highway Traffic Act, and 
  • Owner Operate Motor Vehicle – No Insurance, under the Compulsory Automobile Insurance Act
Photo of suspected cocaine as evidence 
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