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Automated licence plate readers lead to arrest

'This is a win for this community' says Chief Hugh Stevenson
File photo. James Hopkin/SooToday

Sault Ste. Marie Police arrested a 34-year-old after a vehicle of interest was spotted on one of the automated licence plate readers.

The vehicle entered Sault Ste. Marie around 4 p.m. on July 7, and police located the vehicle on Great Northern Road.

Cody Marshall of Tarbutt and Tarbutt Township, was arrested for failing to comply with an appearance notice, but police searched him and allegedly found ammunition and approximately 12.57 grams of what is believed to be methamphetamine.

“The movement of poison and weapons into and through our community will be curbed by the use of the ALPR technology,” said Chief Hugh Stevenson in a press release. “This is a win for this community."

Marshall was charged with:

  • Possession of a controlled substance
  • Operation while prohibited
  • Drive while suspended
  • Possession of ammunition contrary to prohibition order x4

The automated licence plate readers went into use on June 13.