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Cambridge OPP arrest three people for drug trafficking

A RIDE stop in Cambridge, Ont,. leads to three arrests and multiple drug charges.

Officers seize over $12,000 worth of drugs and cash from suspects

Three people are facing multiple drug charges after a RIDE stop in Cambridge. (CBC)

Ontario Provincial Police have arrested three people on drug-related charges after a car fled a RIDE check stop in Cambridge last week.

Officers later also seized over $12,000 worth of drugs and cash from the suspects.

At around 12:56 a.m. Thursday, Cambridge OPP officers were conducting a RIDE check to find impaired drivers on the Highway 24 ramp to Highway 401 westbound in Cambridge.

They say the driver, later discovered to have been impaired, entered the check stop but did not follow the officer's directions and fled the scene.

The vehicle continued on Highway 401 westbound before officers stopped it on the Grand River bridge in Kitchener.

The Cambridge OPP charged the driver, a 46 year-old male from Brant County and two passengers, a 24 year-old male from Brantford, and a 20 year-old female from Brantford with multiple charges, including possession for the purpose of trafficking, impaired driving by drug and possession of proceeds of property obtained by crime.  

The three accused are scheduled to appear in Kitchener court on June 2, 2017.