(NORTH PERTH, ON) - The Perth County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) has arrested two people and charged a third person in relation to a traffic stop in Listowel.
Shortly after 4:30 p.m. on Thursday April 9 2020, police stopped the vehicle on Davidson Avenue North after noticing the validation sticker on the vehicle had expired in August of last year. While speaking with the driver and passenger, the officer saw that there was cannabis readily available to the driver. Police also located methamphetamine in possession of the passenger. While dealing with these offences, the driver used a false name, was currently suspended from driving, and on four probation orders, which resulted in additional charges.
As a result of this investigation, three people are now facing charges.
Jamie-Lynn GILKINSON, 31, of North Huron, has been arrested and charged with:
Obstruct Peace Officer
Fail to Comply with Probation Order (four counts)
Drive motor vehicle, no currently validated permit
Driver fail to surrender licence
Fail to surrender permit for motor vehicle
Fail to surrender insurance card
Drive motor vehicle with cannabis readily available
Drive while under suspension
Jeremy WELSH, 21, of North Perth, has been arrested and charged with:
Possession of a Schedule I Substance - Methamphetamine
Fail to Comply with Probation Order (two counts)
Both of the accused persons have been released and are scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Stratford at a later date to answer to the charges.
Further investigation revealed that the owner of the vehicle permitted the driver to operate the motor vehicle without insurance.
Adam KONKLE, 39, of North Huron, has been charged with:
Permit motor vehicle to be operated without insurance
Anyone with information regarding this or any incident is asked to call the OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or online at www.opp.ca/reporting.
Should you wish to remain anonymous you can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or leave an anonymous online message at http://hc-cs.ca where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.