(TOWNSHIP OF GUELPH-ERAMOSA, ON) - On October 10, 2020 members of the Wellington County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were conducting a Reduce Impaired Driving Everywhere (R.I.D.E.) check on Wellington Road 124 at Jones Baseline in Guelph-Eramosa Township.
At approximately 1:30 a.m. the driver of a grey pick-up truck entered the R.I.D.E. check. While speaking with the driver, officers detected an odour of cannabis coming from within the vehicle. Further investigation revealed that that the driver was in possession of over 200 grams of cannabis and a quantity of hydromorphine pills.
As a result of the investigation, Brandon REED, 28-years-old of Gravenhurst has been charged with Possession of a Schedule I Substance (Hydromorphine) contrary to the Controlled Drug and Substances Act and Possession of over 30 grams of Cannabis contrary to the Cannabis Act. The accused is scheduled to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice - Guelph on November 13, 2020.
Wellington County OPP would like to remind everyone that no person shall drive or have the care or control of a vehicle or boat, whether or not it is in motion, while any cannabis is contained in the vehicle or boat. With the exception being that it's in its original packaging and has not been opened or is packed in baggage that is fastened closed or is not otherwise readily available to any person in the vehicle or boat. Search Cannabis Control Act, 2017 at www.ontario.ca for more details.