Dangerous driving stop leads to drug seizure
On Jan. 13, at approximately 12:19 a.m., a member of the Huronia West OPP was conducting speed enforcement on Highway 26 in Clearview Township and spotted a vehicle travelling more than two times the posted speed limit.
The driver was stopped and arrested for dangerous operation of a motor vehicle. The driver was in possession of various types of cannabis, including over 500 grams of dried cannabis. Police also seized a cell phone and a quantity of cash.
A demand for a roadside breath test was read and refused by the driver.
Adam Loucks, 44, of the Town of The Blue Mountains was arrested and charged with: dangerous operation; refusal to comply with demand; possessing cannabis for the purpose of selling, contrary to the Cannabis Act; and racing – excessive speed.
The accused is scheduled to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice in Collingwood on March 16.
Anyone with information about unlawful activity, is asked to contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). Visit www.crimestopperssdm.com.