Traffic stop leads to charges
Tim Brody - Editor
A traffic stop conducted by Sioux Lookout OPP has resulted in multiple charges being laid against two area residents.
On October 25, at approximately 1:26 pm, members of the Sioux Lookout Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) conducted a traffic stop on what they described as a “suspicious” vehicle on Highway 72 near Ojibway Park.
Police report they observed drug paraphernalia left in plain view, and seized a small quantity of Methamphetamine, along with brass knuckles and a crossbow.
As a result, a 25-year-old Sioux Lookout man has been charged with Possession of a Schedule I Substance – Methamphetamine, Possession of a Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose, Unauthorized Possession of a Weapon, Failing to Comply with an Undertaking, and Possession of Firearm or Ammunition contrary to a Prohibition Order.
Also charged is a 20-year-old man from Lac Seul First Nation, who has been charged with Failing to Comply with Conditions of an Undertaking, Possession of a Schedule I Substance – Methamphetamine, Possession of a Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose, and Unauthorized Possession of Weapon.
Police are asking anyone with information regarding the illegal possession and trafficking of drugs contact the Ontario Provincial Police at 1-888-310-1122.
People can also provide information anonymously by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), where they may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.