Mississauga driver charged with drug trafficking after running from cops

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Published December 21, 2021 at 10:15 am

What started as a stunt driving traffic stop ended in drug trafficking charges for a Mississauga motorist.

The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) say an officer from the Chatham-Kent detachment saw a driver on Hwy 401 going more than 50 Km/h over the limit early on Sunday morning around 12:31 a.m.

Police say the officer pulled the vehicle over, but the driver resisted and took off on foot towards a nearby field.

The driver was taken into custody a short time later without incident.

Police say they found cocaine during an evidence search and an OPP Canine handler and a police dog named Maximus were called in to assist.

Michael Boaheng, 27, of Mississauga, has been charged with:

  • Race a motor vehicle – stunt
  • Driving motor vehicle with liquor readily available
  • Resist Peace Officer
  • Obstruct Peace Officer
  • Possession of a Schedule I substance for the purpose of Trafficking – Cocaine

Boaheng was released and is scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Chatham on Jan. 13.

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