Lying to Police Ends With Charges - Methamphetamine A Factor

Source: Area OPP
Date: Thu Feb 7 04:07:33 MST 2019

(MUNICIPALITY OF MEAFORD, ON) - On February 4, 2019 at approximately 9:11 a.m. Grey County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received a report of a suspicious vehicle parked behind a business on Sykes Street North in the Municipality of Meaford.

While enroute, police observed the suspect vehicle, carrying four occupants, travelling on Sykes Street South. A traffic stop was conducted. The driver of the vehicle identified himself verbally. During the course of the investigation, police found that the driver had identified himself using a false name. As a result, he was arrested and transported to the Meaford OPP detachment. Drug paraphernalia, as well as a quantity of drugs, were located on his person resulting in the following charges:

- Personation with Intent to Avoid Arrest, Prosecution or Obstruct Justice
- Possession of a Schedule I Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking - Heroine
- Possession of a Schedule I Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking - Methamphetamine
- Driving While Under Suspension (x 2)

The accused, a 41-year old male from the Municipality of Grey Highlands, was held for a bail hearing scheduled for February 5, 2019.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call Grey County OPP at 1-888-310-1122. Should you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or submit a secure web-tip at www.cstip.ca, where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2000.


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