Traffic Stop Results in Cannabis Act Charges

 (ESPANOLA, ON) – On Sunday, November 18, 2018, an officer from the Manitoulin-Espanola detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) was conducting traffic enforcement patrols on Highway 17, in Sables-Spanish Rivers Township, Ontario.

  At approximately 8:38 p.m., the officer observed a violation and conducted a traffic stop. Investigation revealed that the male operating the vehicle was suspended from driving.

  As a result of the investigation, Zuriel ALPHONSO, age 28 of Kitchener, Ontario has been charged with:

  • Driving While Under Suspension, contrary to section 53(1) of the Highway Traffic Act;
  • Have Care or Control of Vehicle With Cannabis Readily Available, contrary to section 12(1) of the Cannabis Act  2017; and
  • Fail to Surrender Insurance Card, contrary to section 3(1) of the Compulsory Automobile Insurance Act.

  The accused is scheduled to appear at the Provincial Court of Justice in Espanola, Ontario on January 10, 2019.