SEVERN — Three teens face drug and firearms charges after being stopped on Hwy. 400 Saturday.
Provincial police say that on March 7 an Orillia OPP officer was conducting traffic enforcement on Highway 400 when a vehicle was stopped for a traffic infraction.
While police were speaking with the occupants of the vehicle a subsequent drug investigation took place and police located a the drugs psilocybin and cocaine in the vehicle, along with a handgun.
As a result, the teens aged 15, 17 and 19 were charged with:
Unauthorized Possession of a Weapon Contrary to Section 91(1) of the Criminal Code;
Possession of a Loaded Firearm Contrary to Section 95(a) of the Criminal Code;
Possession of a Schedule III Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking Contrary to Section 5(2) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act.
The 15 year old youth was also charged with:
Trafficking in a Controlled Substance Contrary to Section 5(1) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act; and Possession of a Schedule II Substance Contrary to Section 4(1) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act.
The two youths in this matter were held in custody and released on a Justice of the Peace Undertaking with a court appearance of April 09, 2020 at the Ontario Youth Court of Justice, Orillia.
The adult was also held in custody and released on a Justice of the Peace Undertaking and is set to appear next on April 06, 2020 at the Ontario Court of Justice, Orillia.