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Highway 17 traffic complaint leads to drug, weapons charges

Welland man found in possession of conducted energy weapon, police say
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On Tuesday, May 28, 2019 at 7:53 a.m., the East Algoma Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police received a traffic complaint of a vehicle swerving within its lane on Highway 17.

Officers located the vehicle and conducted a traffic stop. Further investigation revealed the driver had consumed drugs as well was in possession of a conducted energy weapon. 

As a result of the investigation, Marc Dumoulin, 56 years of age from Welland, Ont. was charged with the following:

  • Operation while impaired - drugs, contrary to section 320.14(1)(a) of the Criminal Code (CC); and
  • Unauthorized possession of weapon, contrary to section 91(2) of the CC; and
  • Possession of a weapon for dangerous purpose, contrary to section 88 of the CC; and
  • Possession of a schedule I substance - cocaine, contrary to section 4(1) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act.

The accused was released on a promise to appear and is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Blind River on June 20, 2019.