RIDE Stop Leads to Foot Chase and Cache of Drugs 

(Innisfil, ON)  A 29-year-old Innisfil man is facing 12 charges after a RIDE stop resulted in a foot chase and the seizure of a large quantity of drugs.

On Friday, December 7, 2018 around 9:00 p.m., South Simcoe Police Service officers were conducting a RIDE program on the 6th Line between County Rd. 4 and 10th Sideroad in Innisfil. A vehicle entered the check point and an officer spoke to the lone occupant. An odour of marijuana was detected and suspected cannabis was observed to be readily available in the vehicle. As police attempted to place the male driver under arrest he resisted and ran off, leading officers on a foot chase. He was arrested 150 metres away and transported to South Division. As a result of the RIDE stop, officers seized a large quantity of a variety of drugs including suspected crack cocaine, crystal meth, heroin, marijuana and a drug believed to be a combination of fentanyl and carfentanil.

A quantity of cash and drug paraphernalia were also seized.

The man was charged with a number of offences including two charges under the Criminal Code:

Proceeds of Crime

Resist Arrest

Six charges under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act:

3 charges Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking

3 charges Possession

2 charges under the new Cannabis Act (Federal)

1 charge under the Cannabis Act 2017 (Provincial)

1 charge for Driving While Under Suspension

The accused was held in custody for a bail hearing on Monday, December 10, 2018.