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Cops smell pot during R.I.D.E. check, two face charges

A passenger took ownership of the marijuana
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NEWS RELEASE

ONTARIO PROVINCIAL POLICE

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GUELPH-ERAMOSA TOWNSHIP - On July 17, 2016 at approximately 2:53 p.m. members were the Wellington County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were conducting a R.I.D.E. spot check on Conservation Road just east of Wellington Road 38 in Guelph-Eramosa Township when they investigated the occupants of a white minivan that entered into the checkpoint.

Officers immediately detected the odour of fresh marijuana inside the vehicle.

Police had the driver pull over to the shoulder, exit the vehicle and he was placed under arrest.

The remaining three occupants were asked to exit the vehicle while a search was conducted.

During the search police located two baggies of marijuana, drug paraphernalia and three partially full tall boy beer cans as well as a number of empties.

A male passenger took ownership of the marijuana.

Further investigation revealed that the driver was suspended from driving.

29-year-old Wayne Hoover of Kitchener has been charged with driving while under suspension contrary to the Highway Traffic Act and drive motor vehicle with open container of liquor contrary to the Liquor Licence Act. 

He is scheduled to appear in Guelph Provincial Court on August 17, 2016 to answer to the charges.

32-year-old Degni Salanic of Kitchener has been charged with possession of marihuana under 30 grams contrary to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act. 

He is scheduled to appear in Guelph Criminal Court on September 2, 2016 to answer to the charge.

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