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OPP seize large quantity of marijuana in RIDE check

Thursday, July 04, 2013   by: Staff


WHITE RIVER, ON - On July 1, 2013 at approximately 12:40 a.m. officers from the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Superior East White River Detachment were conducting R.I.D.E. checks on Highway 17 in the Township of White River. 

A 2002 Dodge Ram pickup truck bearing Alberta license plates stopped for the check. 

Upon approaching the truck and speaking with the driver, the investigating officer detected a strong odor of freshly burnt marijuana. 

Police investigation led to a search of the vehicle and a large quantity of marihuana was seized.

As a result all three occupants, Robert DAVIS (51 years of age), Joseph DAVIS (18 years of age) and a 15 year old youth were arrested and charged. 

All three are from Sexsmith, Alberta.

In total OPP seized over 70 pounds of Cannabis Marijuana for an estimated street value if $322,050. 

Other items seized as a result of the search include Cannabis Resin, LSD Acid and undisclosed amount of Canadian currency.

All three accused were charged with the following Controlled Drug and Substances Act Offences;

1. Possession of Schedule II Cannabis Resin – over 1 gram
2. Possession of Schedule III
3. Possession for the Purpose Schedule II over 3 kg
4. Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Under $5,000
5. Trafficking Schedule II – Cannabis Marihuana over 3 kgs.

The accused were held in custody pending a Bail Hearing in Sault Ste. Marie.


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right wing 7/4/2013 10:14:02 PM Report

All in the family.
What a great idea, lets stuff the truck full of marijuana and smoke some while we truck it across the country.
Stupid is as stupid does.
Big Deal 7/4/2013 10:57:37 PM Report

It seems like there are alot of crimmals in this town that don't belong here. Every time I read about drug seized, etc...the crimmals are not even from here????
YourFutureNurse 7/4/2013 11:30:33 PM Report

@ Big Deal: That's because Sootoday posts a lot of police stories from White River, Elliot Lake, Wawa, and anywhere else in close vicinity. This one happened in White River
JustMe1234567 7/4/2013 11:38:27 PM Report

Alberta plate on the car folks. They were obviously bringing the big haul back from out west.
If i had pounds and pounds of weed in my car, the last thing I would be doing is smoking a joint os stinky in the car. LOLOL
I agree with the pic tho, at least it's not crack, I wish it was a crack bust this big.

Zap 7/5/2013 12:00:53 AM Report

That sucks I enjoy weed..
johnibrowzjr 7/5/2013 12:24:51 AM Report

Johnedater 7/5/2013 1:22:12 AM Report

gee, I thought everyone knew there were ride programs in the early morning hours of a long weekend!!!!!!
thomas 7/5/2013 7:39:56 AM Report

70 pounds! wow, it's a wonder they had room for a suitcase

As the other poster said, too bad it wasn't crack, coke or oxy pills.
crashed13 7/5/2013 9:55:47 AM Report

They should of held off the celebrating until they did their delivery.
Skunk up the truck cab while on a delivery run is a no no.

God job OPP, one down 3,000 more to go.
johnibrowzjr 7/5/2013 2:59:35 PM Report

johnibrowzjr 7/5/2013 3:02:57 PM Report

johnibrowzjr 7/5/2013 3:04:47 PM Report

PUFF PUFF.......... I WILL KEEP IN THE PARK !!!!!!!!!!!!!
Tom_Bom 7/5/2013 8:16:30 PM Report

Legalize it, regulate it, put an age limit on it, and stop wasting our police resources, Harper.
Acidtrip 7/6/2013 1:23:28 PM Report

Smoking it in the vehicle it's being transported in is about as stupid as the fact that its illegal in the first place.
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