(BLUEWATER, ON) – A traffic stop by Huron County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officers this past weekend has led to charges being laid against both the driver and a passenger. Just after 8:00 p.m. on February 6, 2016 a Huron OPP officer noticed a Chevrolet S-10 pickup truck travelling northbound on Bluewater Veteran’s Highway with a headlight out. The officer then turned around and stopped the vehicle near St. Joseph’s.
While speaking with the driver the officers observed a partial, unsealed bottle of liquor inside the vehicle accessible to the driver. Also while speaking with the occupants the officers detected the odour of marihuana coming from inside the vehicle.
A search of the vehicle ensued and the officers found the male passenger to be in possession of marihuana. Further investigation revealed the passenger was currently serving a probation sentence with conditions to not possess unlawful drugs and further he was to keep the peace and be of good behavior.
As a result, 20-year-old Joshua LAYCOX from Bluewater has been charged with Possession of a Schedule II Substance (Marihuana) and two counts of Fail to Comply with Probation Order. He has been released from custody with a court appearance scheduled for February 8, 2016 at the Ontario Court of Justice – Goderich.
A 39-year-old female driver from Central Huron was charged with a Liquor Licence Act offence.