Male charged with numerous offences

A West Perth resident is facing a number of drug related charges following a traffic stop conducted by Huron Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) early yesterday morning.

At approximately 1:40 a.m. on Sunday, December 9, 2018 a Huron County OPP officer observed two vehicles parked side by side in the middle of Tile Road. While watching the vehicles the officer noted the one vehicle driver attempted an unsafe move on the roadway. This prompted the officer to initiate a traffic stop and speak to the driver.

Upon speaking with the male driver it was learned the driver held a suspended driver’s licence. As a result the driver was placed under arrest for driving while under suspension. Upon searching the driver and the motor vehicle police located and seized Methamphetamine, Oxycodone and Phendimetrazine. Additionally, police seized Canadian currency, drug packaging materials, a weigh scale and a “slim-jim” tool designed to open locked vehicle doors.

Further investigation also revealed the driver was breaching a condition of his court release.

A 25-year-old male from West Perth has been charged with:

  • Possession of Methamphetamine for the Purposes of Trafficking
  • Possession of Oxycodone for the Purposes of Trafficking
  • Possession of Phendimetrazine for the Purposes of Trafficking
  • Fail to Comply with Recognizance
  • Possession of Break-in Instruments
  • Driving While Under Suspension

He remains in custody with a court appearance scheduled for December 12, 2018 at the Ontario Court of Justice – Goderich.