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OPP seize drugs, knife after traffic stop on Highway 401

Photo by Lucas Mulder.

Two individuals from the Toronto area are facing charges after officers of the Lennox and Addington (L&A) County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) stopped a speeding vehicle on Highway 401 westbound and located drugs and a knife in the vehicle.

Just after midnight on Monday, Dec. 13, 2021, OPP officers observed a vehicle travelling at a high rate of speed and initiated a traffic stop near the Greater Napanee exit, according to a release from OPP.    

As a result of the investigation, the driver and passenger were subsequently arrested and transported to detachment for processing. Police said they seized suspected Cocaine, Percocets, Cannabis and a prohibited knife.

L&A County OPP have charged the driver, Nouh Fathi Saeid Hareba, age 23, of Scarborough with:

  • Possession of a Prohibited Device;
  • Two counts of Possession of a Schedule I Substance;
  • Drive Vehicle with Cannabis readily available; and
  • Stunt driving.

Also charged is Roua Nouren, age 21, of Toronto with:

  • Possession of a Prohibited device;
  • Two Counts of fail to comply with release order;
  • Obstruct Police;
  • Two counts of Possession of a Schedule I Substance; and
  • Fail to wear seatbelt.

Hareba was released on an undertaking and is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Greater Napanee in February 2022. The accused’s licence was suspended for 30 days and the vehicle was impounded for 14 days.

Nouren was held for a bail hearing and was scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Greater Napanee on December 13, 2021.  

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