Traffic Stop Results in Drug Trafficking Charges for Cypress LAWSON

City of Dryden

DRYDEN – NEWS – It started as a traffic stop and ended up with drug trafficking charges for a 19-year-old Dryden man.

On May 3rd, 2022 at approximately 2:05 pm, officers from the Dryden Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) initiated a traffic stop for a Highway Traffic Act offence on Boozhoo Avenue in the City of Dryden.

It was determined that the operator of the motor vehicle was a suspended driver. Further investigation found the operator to be in possession of a quantity of suspected cocaine. Officers also seized items consistent with drug trafficking, and Canadian currency.

As a result of the investigation; Cypress LAWSON of Dryden, ON has been charged with the following offences:

  • Possession of Schedule I substance for the purpose of trafficking – Cocaine – Controlled Drugs and Substances Act 5(2)
  • Possession of proceeds of property obtained by crime under $5000 – In Canada- Criminal Code 354(1)(a)

The accused has been released from custody and will appear in the Ontario Court of Justice Dryden on June 13th, 2022 to answer to the above charges.

The OPP would like to remind the public that if you observe suspicious activity you can report that activity to the Ontario Provincial Police by calling 1-888-310-1122. Should you wish to remain anonymous you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS). If you submit a tip through Crime Stoppers you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000. Visit if you would like more information in how to send online anonymous tips. When you submit online tips you can also send pictures, videos, audio recordings and documents.

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