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R.I.D.E. check results in trafficking charge

During the stop, officers detected the odour of marijuana
Police Stop male driver
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TOWNSHIP OF GUELPH/ERAMOSA - On Saturday, Dec. 23, 2017, members of the Wellington County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were conducting a Reduce Impaired Driving Everywhere (R.I.D.E.) check on Highway 6 north of Guelph. At approximately 10:30 p.m., the driver of a white Ford Mustang entered the R.I.D.E. check.

While speaking with the male driver, officers detected the odour of freshly burnt marijuana and suspected the driver was in the possession of a controlled substance. Search incident to arrest revealed the driver was in possession of marijuana and assorted drug trafficking equipment.

Twenty-five-year-old John Kurt Wulf of Orangeville has been charged with possession of marijuana for the purpose of trafficking (under 3kg) contrary to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act. He is scheduled to appear in Guelph Court on Jan. 19, 2018 to answer to the charge.