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Bad lane change leads to drug, weapon charges for out-of-towners

Collingwood woman, Wasaga Beach man face 20 charges combined after being pulled over near Essa and Fairview in south-end Barrie
2018-07-27 Barrie police HQ RB
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At approximately 9:30 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 21, officers observed a vehicle abruptly cross two lanes of live traffic in the area of Essa Road and Fairview Road. A traffic stop was initiated, and upon investigation, a quantity of drugs and Canadian currency were discovered, along with several prohibited knives.

A 33-year-old female from Collingwood and a 37-year-old male from Wasaga Beach are facing a combined 20 charges including Possession of CDSA [Controlled Drugs and Substances Act], Possession of CDSA for the Purpose of Trafficking, as well as charges for Unauthorized Possession of Weapons.

Both were released on an Undertaking with future court dates.