Brampton man faces multiple drug charges following radar stop near Peterborough


Published February 19, 2021 at 3:49 pm


A routine radar patrol by the OPP near Peterborough has led to drug trafficking, impaired driving and several other charges against a Brampton man.

Peterborough OPP say officers were set up on Highway 115 yesterday (February 19) when a vehicle was stopped for speeding.

Police say when they pulled the driver over he was found to be impaired and in possession of illegal drugs. A subsequent search uncovered fentanyl, crystal methamphetamine, cocaine, cannabis, scales, cellphones and cash.

Nicholas Peniston, 23, of Brampton has since been charged with:

  • Trafficking cocaine
  • Trafficking opioid
  • Trafficking in methamphetamine
  • Operation of a vehicle while impaired on drugs
  • Drive a vehicle with cannabis readily available
  • Possessing cannabis for the purpose of selling
  • Possession of property obtained by crime under $5,000
  • Possession of proceeds of property obtained by crime under $5,000
  • Speeding

He has a court date scheduled for March 25.

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