Prince Edward OPP lay drug, weapons charges as a result of traffic stop

STOP AND GO- Provincial Constables (From left) Aaron Miller and Marc Daneau search a vehicle on Main Street in Picton Monday afternoon. A quantity of suspected illicit drugs, weapons, cannabis accessible to the driver and unsealed alcohol were found. (Jason Parks/Gazette Staff)

A mid-day traffic stop by a member of the Prince Edward detachment of the OPP on Picton’s Main Street Monday afternoon has netted a Centreville man with a laundry list of drug, weapons and Highway Traffic Act charges.

Around 2:30 p.m. a Provincial Constable checking licence plate numbers noticed plates attached to a white hatchback  passenger car were not associated with that particular vehicle and a traffic stop was initiated.

During the stop, officers observed alcohol and cannabis readily available to the driver. A subsequent search revealed an amount of suspected Crystal Methamphetamine.

Roger Venton, 40, from Centreville, Ontario has been charged with the following offences:

  • Possession of a schedule one substance – CDSA 4(1)
  • Possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose – CC 88
  • Drive motor vehicle with cannabis readily available- CCA 12(1)
  • Drive motor vehicle not in accordance with permit limitations – HTA 8
  • Driving motor vehicle with unsealed container of liquor – LLA 32(1)

The accused was released from custody and is scheduled to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice in Picton on June 24, 2020