OPP traffic stop leads to drug arrest

OPP 3(CHATHAM-KENT, ON)  On November 21, just before 9 p.m., a Chatham-Kent Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officer conducted a traffic stop on a Honda Civic for a speed violation, on highway 401 westbound near Charing Cross Road.

During the investigation the officer detected a strong odour of what was believed to be marijuana from inside the vehicle. A vehicle search was conducted and resulted in the seizure of about 115 grams of suspected marijuana.

As a result, the driver, 32-year-old Christopher Pegg, from Barrie, has been charged with possession of marijuana over 30 grams and speeding.

Pegg is to appear in a Chatham court on January 8  to answer to the charges.

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