Two drivers charged for having marijuana within arms reach while driving: OPP
Woman and man stopped at an OPP RIDE check points in Guelph and Harriston
Two people have been charged after police say they were caught with a container of marijuana in their vehicles within reach of the driver during RIDE check points.
At around 9:40 p.m. Friday, Wellington County OPP officers stopped a white passenger van at a check point on Highway 6 and Laird Road W. in Guelph.
The officers detected the odour of marijuana and noticed a container of dried marijuana "in plain view."
A 31-year-old woman from Puslinch Township was ticketed for driving a motor vehicle with cannabis readily available, contrary to the Cannabis Act.
Then, at around 10:30 p.m. Saturday, officers were investigating a grey vehicle at a check point on Elora Street and Union Street in Harriston.
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Again, while speaking with the driver, police said officers noticed the odour of marijuana and then spotted an open jar of dried marijuana.
A 29-year-old man from South Bruce was handed a ticket for driving a motor vehicle with cannabis readily available.