They found he had contravened the Highway Traffic Act, the Criminal Code, the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act and the Cannabis Control Act.
The officers had previously charged Justin Solomon, 35, with the same offences.
On Aug. 31 at 1:04 a.m., OPP officers stopped a driver travelling on Highway 17 in Baldwin Township. They found the driver was suspended. Further investigation revealed he was in possession of controlled drugs and cash.
Solomon, of Sagamok Anishnawbek First Nation, was charged with two counts of driving while under suspension; operation while prohibited; possession of a schedule 1 substance for the purpose of trafficking; driving a vehicle with cannabis readily available; possession of proceeds of property obtained by crime under $5000; and turning left improperly.
He is scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Espanola on Oct. 21. The vehicle was towed and impounded for 45 days.
After being stopped on June 8 at about 5:45 a.m. on Highway 6 in Espanola, Solomon was previously charged with two counts of driving while under suspension; operation while prohibited; possession of a schedule 1 substance for the purpose of trafficking; three counts of possession of opioids for the purpose of trafficking; possession of proceeds of property obtained by crime under $5000; driving a vehicle with cannabis readily available; and unlawful distribution. He was in court on July 29 and the car he was driving was impounded for 45 days.
“Remember,” the OPP said in a release, “police actively patrol our highways at all hours of the day and night. The OPP remains committed to ensuring Ontario roads are safe for all users who are permitted to drive. Driving is a privilege, not a right.”
If you are aware of a suspended or prohibited driver, call the OPP at 1-888-310-1122.
Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or submit information online at sudburycrimestoppers.com. You may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.
Source: The Sudbury Star