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Newmarket driver charged with multiple cannabis offences

Police say a man was providing delivery services for illegal cannabis products when he was pulled over on Davis Drive for driving erratically
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NEWS RELEASE
YORK REGIONAL POLICE
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York Regional Police has charged a 26-year-old man with various offences under the Cannabis Act after he was found to be providing delivery services for illegal cannabis products. On Friday, May 31, 2019, at approximately 5:30 p.m., officers spotted a vehicle that was driving erratically in the Town of Newmarket.

The vehicle was stopped in the area of Davis Drive and Jane Street and the driver was found to be operating the vehicle while his driver’s licence was under suspension.

 While speaking with the driver, officers could smell cannabis inside the vehicle and the driver advised that he was in possession of more than five pounds of cannabis products that he was delivering for an online dispensary. The driver was taken into custody.

As a result of a search of the vehicle, then following items were seized:

  • Approximately four pounds of cannabis packed for sale
  • More than 60 packages of cannabis gummies
  • More than 50 packages of cannabis shatter

Charged:

  • Bobby Vongohakdy, 26, Town of Aurora

Charges:

  • Possession over 30 grams in a public place
  • Possession for the purpose of distribution
  • Possession of proceeds of property obtained by crime under $5,000
  • Drive vehicle with cannabis readily available
  • Driving while under suspension

The investigation is ongoing. Cannabis users should be reminded that the federal Cannabis Act legalizes fresh and dried cannabis, cannabis oil, and plants and seeds for cultivation. At this time, the Ontario Cannabis Store, at OCS.ca, sells dried cannabis and cannabis oil. Edible products and concentrates are not legal for purchase or available for sale at this time.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the York Regional Police #1 District Criminal Investigations Bureau at 1- 866-876-5423, ext. 7141, or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS, or leave an anonymous tip online at www.1800222tips.com.

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