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Marijuana seized at R.I.D.E. check in Puslinch

On February 4, 2017 at approximately 8:15 p.m. members of the Wellington County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were conducting R.I.D.E. spot checks on Gore Road near Townline Road in Puslinch Township.

Officers investigated the three male occupants of a 2013 Toyota that entered into the checkpoint. Officers immediately detected the strong odour of marijuana emanating from the vehicle. Investigation revealed that all three males were in possession of marijuana and were arrested and charged accordingly.

21-year-old Jessie GREENWOOD, 22-year-old Daniel SOOKNANDAN and 21-year-old Julio Cesar VASQUEZ all of Cambridge, all have been charged with one count of Possession of Marijuana Under 30 Grams contrary to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act. Greenwood will appear in Guelph Criminal Court on March 14, 2017 and Sooknandan and Vasquez will appear in court on March 17, 2017 to answer to their charges.

One Comment

  1. I feel this is poor work by the OPP in this one.

    IMO This is a complete joke. its small possession and everyone is over 21.

    If there was driving under the influence or if there was underage kids in possession or even in the vehicle then yes i can agree with a charge and court appearance. But possession under 30 grams. what a waste…… this is something that is essentially legal medically and will be legal to all very shortly. why risk a young mans chance of traveling out of the country, getting a great job or risk having a criminal record for this??????????

    I speak from experience as I can tell you how poor this charge is. I had this charge a couple years ago and it was diverted out of court and i had to make a donation. (I was told i was selected for diversion as soon as i showed up at the court house) this is before the government publicly said they would legalize cannabis.

    Guess what i learned going through the courts on this?
    They are not interested in dealing with this type of harmless ‘crime’.

    STOP wasting the tax payers money for something that will be legal very shortly. As well the courts have enough cases to deal with that this “crime” isn’t of the interest to persecute based on societies current views.

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