226 grams of cannabis seized in a Caledon traffic stop, Brampton resident charged

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Published February 7, 2024 at 7:30 am

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A Brampton resident faces charges after a traffic stop in Caledon ended with a cannabis seizure.

A vehicle was stopped in Southfields Village in Caledon just before 1 a.m. on Jan. 31, the OPP said in a press release.

The investigation led officers to seize just over 266 grams of cannabis, as well as various cannabis-related paraphernalia.

Despite the fact that cannabis is now legal, police can charge people with possession for the purpose of selling, police said.

An individual 19 years of age or older can only have up to 30 grams of cannabis or its equivalent in public.

When transporting cannabis in a vehicle, unless otherwise exempt, it must be in its original package that has not been opened, or packed in baggage that is fastened closed or is not otherwise readily available to any person in the vehicle

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A 25-year-old resident of Brampton was charged with possession of cannabis for the purpose of trafficking, and possession of over 30 grams of dried cannabis in a public place

The accused is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Orangeville at a later date to answer to the charges.

For more information about the rules surrounding cannabis, see www.opp.ca/cannabis.

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