Traffic Stop Leads to Drug Arrests 

(Bradford, ON) Two people are charged with drug offences after police seized suspected cocaine during a traffic stop in Bradford.

On Monday, September 16, 2019, just before midnight, a South Simcoe Police Service officer on Barrie Street pulled over a vehicle with one headlight. Investigation revealed the driver’s licence was suspended due to his previous driving history. He was placed under arrest. A search of the driver turned up a small quantity of a white powder suspected to be cocaine. PSD Nitro was called to the scene and located items in the vehicle including an additional amount of more than 80 grams of suspected cocaine and a quantity of cash. After the discovery of the suspected drugs, a female passenger was also placed under arrest.

A 30-year-old Pefferlaw man was charged with:

Possession suspected cocaine

Trafficking

Operation while prohibited

Possession of property obtained by crime

Fail to comply with recognizance

A 23-year-old Tiny woman was charged with:

Possession for the purpose of trafficking

Possession suspected cocaine

Possession of property obtained by crime

The driver was held for a bail hearing and the woman was released with an October court date.

Obstruct Police 

(Bradford, ON) South Simcoe Police Service officers have laid several charges including Obstruct Police after a driver ran from a vehicle stop.

On Monday, September 16, 2019 around 9:00 p.m., police conducted a traffic stop on the 7th Line in Bradford after observing a vehicle with an expired licence plate sticker. The driver exited the vehicle and fled on foot through a field. Open liquor was located in the vehicle and investigation revealed the driver’s licence was suspended. Information received led South Simcoe Police Service officers along with members of the Ontario Provincial Police to a property in Tottenham where the man was taken into custody. A 23-year-old New Tecumseth man was charged with Obstruct Police and several other offences including Drive Under Suspension and Liquor Readily Available. He was released from South Simcoe Police Service custody with a court date in October.

There is no such thing as a ‘routine’ traffic stop and both of these occurrences are proof. Every situation is different and can change in a heartbeat. You can do your part for officer safety by slowing down and safely moving over when you see an emergency vehicle on the side of the road. Slow Down Move Over. It’s the law.

On Monday, September 16, 2019, South Simcoe Police Service officers responded to 79 calls for service.

 

 





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