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Cops spot pot during traffic stop, driver charged

Scarborough man also accused of driving more than 50km/h over posted speed limit
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BLIND RIVER - On Jan. 5, 2019, members from the East Algoma Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were on patrol on Causley Street in the Town of Blind River.
Shortly before 9:30 p.m., police observed a westbound vehicle travelling a high rate of speed on Causley Street and a traffic stop was initiated.

As the officer was speaking to the male driver, he could detect a strong odour of cannabis marijuana and observed marijuana shake and bud on the console. The vehicle was searched and it was evident to the officers that cannabis was readily available to the driver.

The driver's vehicle was impounded and his driver's licence was suspended both for seven days.

As a result of the investigation, Malcom Ellis, 22 years age from Scarborough, Ont., was charged with:
    •    Drive motor vehicle - perform stunt - speeding by more than 50 or more km/hr contrary to section 172(1) of the Highway Traffic Act; and
    •    Drive vehicle or boat with cannabis readily available, contrary to section 12(1) of the Cannabis Control Act.

The accused is scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Blind River on Feb. 20, 2019.