(THUNDER BAY, ON) On Monday, March 14, 2016 at approximately 11:50 pm, officers from the Thunder Bay Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were conducting A Reduce Impaired Driving Everywhere (RIDE) spot check on Highway 11/17.

Officers stopped the driver of a vehicle and upon speaking with the driver, officers could detect an odour of Marihuana emitting from the vehicle. Further investigation revealed the driver was in possession of a small amount of Marihuana and Cocaine.

A 19 year old male, from Thunder Bay was arrested and charged with the following offences contrary to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, (CDSA)

-Possession of a Schedule ll Substance – Cannabis Marihuana under 30 grams,

-Possession of a Schedule l Substance – Cocaine.

He is to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice in Thunder Bay on May 10, 2016.

Also, on Tuesday, March 15 at approximately 9:35 pm, officers responded to a report of an erratic driver on Highway 102. An officer located the vehicle and conducted a traffic stop.

Upon speaking with the driver, the officer determined the driver had consumed alcohol. The driver was issued the roadside screening device and registered an alert.  She was issued a seven day drivers licence suspension.

While conducting the investigation, the officer also observed a small amount of Cocaine within the vehicle.

A 42 year old female from Thunder Bay was arrested and charged with,

-Possession of a Schedule l Substance – Cocaine

She is to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice in Thunder Bay on May 24, 2016 to answer to the charge.

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Contact: Provincial Constable Diana Cole

              Thunder Bay OPP

Phone:   807-939-2133