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OPP stop on 401 nets stolen property, drugs

OPP say two people are facing several criminal charges following a vehicle stop for speeding on Thursday evening.

Just after 7:30 p.m. on Mar. 18, 2021 a member of the OPP’s East Region Highway Safety Division was conducting speed enforcement on Highway 401 in Tyendinaga Township when they observed an eastbound vehicle travelling at what appeared to be above the posted speed limit. The officer’s observations were subsequently confirmed through the use of a radar speed measuring device.

OPP say that while speaking with the occupants of the vehicle, the officer observed stolen property in the vehicle. The driver and occupant were placed under arrest and a search of the vehicle revealed an allegedly stolen dealer licence plate, 10 catalytic converters, a quantity of Canadian currency and Fentanyl.

The driver of the vehicle, Justin Joselin Morris-Geronimo, 23 years old and from North York, Ontario was charged with possession of stolen property, possession of proceeds of crime, driving a vehicle with cannabis readily available, speeding, and failing to surrender a driver’s licence.

A passenger in the vehicle, Wender Antoine, 23 years old and from Montreal, is charged with possession of stolen property obtained by crime, and possession of a Schedule 1 Substance (Fentanyl).

Both have been released from custody and will appear in the Ontario Court of Justice in Greater Napanee on May 25, 2021.

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