Newfoundland Trucker Hit with Drug Charges in Greenstone

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GREENSTONE – OPP have arrested a Mount Pearl Newfoundland man and charged him with drug charges following a traffic stop on Highway 11 on Tuesday, December 15, 2020.

Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) conducted a traffic stop on a westbound tractor trailer on Highway 11 for a Highway Traffic Act offence. The officer’s investigation revealed the driver was prohibited from operating a motor vehicle pursuant to a judicial release order. Through further investigation a quantity of cannabis was located and seized.

As a result a 53-year-old from Mount Pearl, Newfoundland was arrested and charged with the following offences:

  • Possession of over 30 grams of dried cannabis contrary to section 8(1)(a) of the Cannabis Act
  • Fail to comply with undertaking contrary to section 145(4)(a) of the Criminal Code
  • Two counts of Fail to comply with release order contrary to section 145(5)(a) of the Criminal Code

The accused made a brief court appearance at the Ontario Court of Justice in Thunder Bay Ontario via audio and was remanded into custody.

None of the charges have been proven in a court of law.