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Two from GTA arrested on drug trafficking charges in Loyalist Township

Photo by Logan Cadue.

Two people are facing charges after a traffic stop for speeding on Highway 401 uncovers drugs and cash.

At approximately 3:00 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 26, 2021 officers of the Highway Safety Division of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were on patrol on highway 401 Westbound in Loyalist Township, and observed a westbound vehicle travelling at a high rate of speed.

According to a release from OPP, the officers initiated a traffic stop, and drugs were located inside the vehicle. Police seized cannabis, Cocaine, over $15,000 dollars in Canadian currency and drug paraphernalia. OPP say both occupants of the vehicle were arrested and transported to detachment for processing. 

As a result of the investigation L&A County OPP has charged

Ahmadshujo Nurogho, age 18, of Whitby with:

  • Possession of Proceeds of Property Obtained by Crime over $5000.;
  • Obstruct Police;
  • Four counts of Failure to Comply with Undertaking;
  • Possession of a Schedule I substance for the purpose of Trafficking;
  • Drive vehicle with cannabis readily available; and
  • Speeding.

Omid Hamdi, age 18, of Ajax with:

  • Possession of Proceeds property Obtained by Crime Over $5000.;
  • Two counts of Fail to comply with Probation Order;
  • Obstruct Police; and,
  • Possession of a Schedule I substance for the purpose of Trafficking.

Both accused were held for a bail hearing and are scheduled to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice in Greater Napanee on March 3, 2021.

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