Expired licence plates leads to drug charges for Mississauga man, Barrie woman

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Published August 14, 2023 at 9:23 pm

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A traffic stop in Barrie this past weekend for expired licence plates resulted in drug charges for a Mississauga man and Barrie woman.

Barrie police says they saw a vehicle driving eastbound on Edgehill Dr. around 5:34 p.m. on Saturday (Aug. 12) with licence plates that had expired in late 2020.

Police stopped the vehicle and allege that when they approached the car a strong odour of cannabis was coming from it.

Upon further inspection of the vehicle, police say they located a quantity of cocaine, cannabis, methamphetamine. Police also allege they found evidence that these drugs, along with prescription medication, were being trafficked by the people in the vehicle.

Both the male driver and female passenger were arrested.

A 23-year-old man from Mississauga has been charged with Possession of a Schedule I Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking – Cocaine, Possession of a Schedule IV Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking – Alprazolam (Xanax), Drive Vehicle or Boat with Cannabis Readily Available and Fail to Surrender Insurance Card.

The man was later released and is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Barrie on Sept. 27, 2023.

The 28-year-old female passenger has been charged with Possession of a Schedule I Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking – Cocaine and Possession of a Schedule I Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking – Methamphetamine.

The Barrie woman was later released and is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Barrie on Sept. 20, 2023.

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