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Man faces slew of charges for 'dial-a-dope' mobile drug trafficking: police

The Mississauga man was arrested following a RIDE check in Bradford yesterday

A 33-year-old Mississauga man is facing nine charges relating to 'dial-a-dope' mobile drug trafficking following a RIDE check in Bradford.

On Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019 around 9 p.m., South Simcoe Police Service officers conducting a RIDE program at the 5th Line and 5th Sideroad stopped a vehicle and detected a strong odour of marijuana.

The driver produced a small, legal amount of marijuana from the console area but officers observed additional quantities of marijuana in the rear passenger seat.  As a result, the driver was advised he was in contravention of the Cannabis Control Act for having cannabis readily available to him while operating a vehicle.

Further investigation resulted in police locating multiple individual packaged amounts of marijuana, cannabis edibles, hashish and shatter, a type of cannabis concentrate.  

A quantity of cash was seized along with the following:

  • 277 grams of edibles (gummies and sour keys)
  • 22 vape pens (87 per cent THC)
  • 660 grams pre-packaged marijuana
  • 64 grams hashish
  • 6 grams shatter
The driver was arrested and charged with the following offences under the Cannabis Act and the Cannabis Control Act:
  • Distribute over 30g of dried cannabis
  • Possession of over 30g dried cannabis in a public place
  • Possession of illicit cannabis
  • Distribute illicit cannabis
  • Possessing cannabis for the purpose of selling
  • Possession property obtained by crime under $5,000
  • Unlawful sale, distribution of cannabis
  • Possession of proceeds
  • Transport cannabis

The accused was released with a future court date.

Dial-a-dope operations typically involve customers buying illegal drugs via social media apps from dealers who provide home delivery. South Simcoe Police Service would like to caution people about the risks of using this method. You don't know what you are getting or the strength when you purchase illegal drugs online. Buyer beware. There is no quality control in place for your safety.