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27-May-2019

West Grey Police seize over four ounces of cocaine and ten thousand dollars during impaired investigation


cocaine and ten thousand dollars seized in West Grey

FROM A MAY 26 WEST GREY POLICE REPORT — During the evening of Saturday May 25, a man in his late twenties was stopped at a RIDE program on Grey Road 3 in the former Normanby Township in the Municipality of West Grey.

A black Toyota car approached the RIDE program and while speaking with the driver, an odour of an alcoholic beverage was detected by officers that was believed to have been coming from the driver’s breath. The driver told police that he had not consumed alcohol and that the smell may be coming from empty beer in his back seat.

The driver was ordered to provide a breath sample. The driver complied and the reading showed that he had in fact consumed alcohol prior to driving but he was below the legal blood alcohol limit. A search of his vehicle was conducted. A clear zip lock bag containing 4.1 ounces (116 grams) of Cocaine and a white plastic bag containing over $10,000 Canadian and other foreign currency were found in the back seat.

The street value of the drugs is estimated to be $11,600. The drugs and money were both seized from the accused and his vehicle was towed and seized. As a result of the investigation, a 27 year old Ayton man was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance (Cocaine) and possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking. The accused was held in police custody pending a court appearance.

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