Over 11 pounds of cannabis seized in automatic plate reader traffic stop in Brampton
Published June 13, 2023 at 11:46 am
Police have laid drug charges after seizing over 11 pounds of cannabis in Brampton thanks to the help of an automatic licence plate reader.
The OPP Highway Safety Division said on Twitter on Tuesday (June 12) that officers pulled over a vehicle in the area of Highway 410 and Queen St.
Police say an automated licence plate reader notified officers about a vehicle belonging to a 25-year-old owner who was under suspension.
Over 11 pounds of cannabis in various packaging were seized when officers pulled the vehicle over and the driver was charged with multiple offences including possession, trafficking and suspended driving charges.
Police did not release any additional details about the incident, including the name of the accused.
Licence plate reading and facial recognition technology are becoming more common on Ontario roads. Brampton City Council is looking at purchasing new high-resolution traffic cameras that could include more high-tech features.