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News Release: July 20, 2018

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News Release

Prepared by: Corporate Communications
Posted: July 20, 2018
Occurrence Type: RIDE Check Results in Large Marijuana Seizure
Occurrence #: BA18035807
Date: Thursday, July 19, 2018 - 10:00pm

Barrie Police Uniform Patrol were conducting a routine RIDE spot check on Thursday, July 19th, 2018 at approximately 10:00 pm when a vehicle with two (2) occupants approached.  Immediately the investigating officer could detect the strong odor of marijuana within the car and a partially concealed bag could be seen beside the driver. At this time the 45-year-old Barrie male was arrested for Possession of a Controlled Substance. The bag beside the driver contained over 17g of marijuana, a scale and over $500.00 in cash.  Also located in the vehicle were three (3) more large bags of suspected marijuana bringing the total seized amount to 551 grams. 

The driver was additionally charged with Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking and held at the Barrie Police Service overnight for a bail hearing Monday morning.  It was determined the passenger was not involved in the criminal activity and was released unconditionally. The vehicle was towed off the roadway and all currency was seized as proceeds to crime. 

Occurrence #: BA1835807

Prepared by: Constable N. Rodgers #6180