Traffic stop leads to discovery of weapons, drugs, identity documents

Items seized after traffic stop for speeding on Highway 401. Image via OPP.

Three individuals are facing multiple charges after a Traffic Incident Management Enforcement (T.I.M.E.) team officer of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) conducted a traffic stop on Highway 401 eastbound just east of the Beachwood Road near Napanee overpass earlier this week.

According to a release from the Lennox and Addington (L&A) County Detachment of the OPP, the traffic stop took place on Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2024. A Standardized Field Sobriety Test (SFST) was completed on the driver, who was subsequently arrested for impaired operation of a motor vehicle, police said.

“The driver underwent a Drug Recognition Evaluation at the Lennox and Addington County OPP Detachment,” the OPP noted. “Further investigation at the roadside by L&A County OPP officers yielded two weapons, 22 stolen/fraudulent Credit Debit Cards, a stolen passport, a stolen cheque, 13 grams of cannabis, 4 cell phones, a laptop and $1,220 in cash.”

As a result of this investigation, L&A County OPP has charged Peter Farkas, age 39, of North York, with:

  • Operation of a motor vehicle while impaired by alcohol/drugs
  • Failure or refusal to comply with a demand
  • Driving while under suspension
  • Speeding 1-49 km/h over the posted limit
  • Driving a vehicle or boat with cannabis readily available

Farkas, Szabolcs Olah, age 33, of Toronto, and Richard Olah, age 33, of Toronto are jointly charged with:

  • Two counts of possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose
  • Possession of proceeds of property obtained by crime under $5,000
  • 24 counts of possession of an identity document

According to the release, all accused were held for a bail hearing and are scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Greater Napanee on a later date.

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