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School Safety Traffic Stops Lead to Seizure of Illegal Drugs

September 9, 2021

As part of a back-to-school safety initiative, the North Bay Police Service has laid several charges under the Highway Traffic Act and arrested one individual on drug charges.

Members of the North Bay Police Service provided enhanced traffic safety patrols on Tuesday, September 7, 2021, as part of a multi-week campaign to ensure road safety as students return to school.

On the first day of the ongoing safety initiative, Police charged six people under the Highway Traffic Act.

Five (5) individuals were charged with speeding offenses and one (1) person was charged with disobeying a lane light.

In addition to the traffic offenses, officers also responded to reports of a vehicle that had left the roadway and stopped in the 700-block of Scollard Street.

Responding officers arrested the vehicle operator, who is a 35-year old male, and located:

  • Approximately 47 suspected methamphetamine pills; and,
  • Approximately 2 grams of suspected crystal methamphetamine.

The vehicle operator is charged with:

  • One count of Possession of a Schedule I Substance – Methamphetamine

The North Bay Police Service will not be releasing the name of the individual at this time.