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Friday, October 5, 2018

Collision in Neustadt Results in Drug and Weapons Charges

Grey County | by Matt Hermiz  

Police say four long gun rifles recovered in vehicle after it was driven into hydro pole

A single vehicle collision in southern Grey County has led to drug- and weapons-related charges against two people from Hanover.

West Grey Police say just after 10 p.m. on Monday officers were called to a single vehicle incident in Neustadt where a pickup truck had driven into a hydro pole.

Police say as a result of investigation, the 43-year-old male driver of the vehicle from Hanover was found to be impaired by drug.

Police say the driver was also found to be in possession of what is believed to be heroin, and over 150 grams of cannabis.

The 43-year-old man was transported to the police station and officers say he refused to provide a blood sample.

He faces numerous charges including possession of heroin, possession of cannabis over 30 grams, possession of cannabis under 30 grams, driving while ability impaired by drug, failing to provide a blood sample and careless driving.

According to police, a 49-year-old female passenger from Hanover was jointly charged with two counts of possession of a controlled substance.

Police say further investigation led to warrant being executed on the vehicle involved, and officers recovered four long gun rifles.

Police say both the man and woman were subsequently charged with possession of firearms without licence, possession of firearms in a motor vehicle and unsafe transfer of firearms.

The two were held in custody for a court appearance in Walkerton today.

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