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Missing licence plate leads to drug charges

Police seized suspected cocaine, methamphetamine, cannabis during vehicle search
2020-02-14 SSPS Drug Seizure
Photo supplied by South Simcoe Police

INNISFIL - Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020 around 1:30 p.m., a South Simcoe Police Service officer conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle without a front licence plate on Innisfil Beach Road in Alcona. After speaking with the driver, a roadside drug screening test was conducted which produced a positive result for cocaine and THC. After observing drug paraphernalia in the vehicle, police conducted a search which resulted in the seizure of a number of items including:
    •    A plastic container with approximately 5 ounces of suspected cocaine
    •    One bag containing 5 grams of suspected cocaine
    •    One bag containing 8 grams of suspected methamphetamine
    •    A quantity of marijuana
    •    A quantity of cash

As a result of investigation, 22-year-old Melissa Garwood of Innisfil was charged with:
    •    Possession for the purpose of trafficking
    •    three counts of drug possession including suspected cocaine
    •    Possession of property obtained by crime

Garwood was issued a ticket for novice driver presence of drug and received a three-day warn range suspension. She was released with a future court date.