OPP seize drugs, pellet gun during stop of suspicious vehicle

 

Members from the Huron and Perth OPP Community Street Crimes Unit (CSCU) have laid criminal charges against a couple following a traffic stop early yesterday morning.

On Thursday, August 4 CSCU officers followed a vehicle that left a residence in Wroxeter to a gas station located in Harriston and conducted a traffic stop. According to police, the licence plate attached to the vehicle was not registered and had in fact been altered from a plate number that was recently reported stolen.

While speaking with the occupants, officers observed suspected methamphetamine inside the vehicle. Both occupants were placed under arrest and a search incident to arrest resulted in police seizing suspected methamphetamine with an estimated street value of $4,600.

Additionally, police seized a pellet rifle and pellet handgun from the vehicle.

Both occupants face charges for possession for the purpose of trafficking and possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose. The driver also faces charges for using an unauthorized licence plate and driving without insurance.

Both are scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Goderich this month.