West Grey Police seize over four ounces of cocaine and ten thousand dollars during impaired investigation
On Saturday May 25th 2019 at approximately 10:08pm, the West Grey Police Service was conducting a RIDE program on Grey Road 3 in the former Normanby Township in the Municipality of West Grey.
A black Toyota car approached the RIDE program and while speaking with the driver, an odour of an alcoholic beverage was detected by officers that was believed to have been coming from the driver’s breath. The driver told police that he had not consumed alcohol and that the smell may be coming from empty beer in his back seat.
The driver was ordered to provide a breath sample into an approved road side screening device. The driver complied and provided a sample which registered that he had in fact consumed alcohol prior to driving but that he was below the legal blood alcohol limit. A search of his vehicle was conducted pursuant to the Liquor License Act and clear zip lock bag containing 4.1 ounces (116 grams) of Cocaine was found in the back seat. Beside that baggie was a white plastic bag that contained over $10,000 Canadian currency as well as some other foreign currency.
The street value of the drugs is estimated to be $11,600. The drugs and money were both seized from the accused and his vehicle which was towed and seized as part of proceeds of crime. Subsequent to the police investigation, a 27 year old Ayton man was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance (Cocaine) and possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking. The accused was held in police custody pending a May 26th court appearance.
Cst. Cory Trainor
Media Relations Officer
West Grey Police Service