A Brantford man faces drug and firearm charges after a Brant OPP officer stopped his vehicle at a RIDE checkpoint.
The County of Brant Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officer, while conducting a RIDE (Reduce Impaired Driving Everywhere) stop, flagged down a vehicle on Cockshutt Road in the County of Brant at approximately 1:45 a.m. on Saturday, Aug.17, 2019.
During the stop, the officer was alerted and an investigation was started. The officer located over 25 grams of a substance believed to be fentanyl,as well as ammunition.
Police have arrested and charged an 18-years-old man of Brantford with the following offences.
- Possession of Schedule I substance for the purpose of trafficking contrary to Section 5(2) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act
- Possession of proceeds of property obtained by crime under $5,000, Section 354(1)(a) of the Criminal Code
- Possession of Prohibited device or ammunition, Section 92(2) of the Criminal Code
- Possession of Firearm or Ammunition, Section 117.01(1) of the Criminal code;
- Obstruct Peace Officer Section 129(a)
He will appear in a Brantford courtroom at a later date to answer to his charges.
Anyone with information regarding any other incident is asked to call the OPP at 1-888-310-1122. Should you wish to remain anonymous you can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or leave an anonymous online message at www.crimestoppers-brant.ca where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.