About $80K in cannabis, gummies and shatter seized from vehicle during RIDE check

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Two people have been charged under the Cannabis Act with possession for the purpose of selling and distributing after they were found with about $80,000 worth of cannabis, weed gummies, shatter and drug trafficking equipment during a RIDE check northwest of Kitchener, Ont. on Friday night. OPP find more than 70 garbage bags stuffed with cannabis in a rental van Criminal types need to stop yapping on their phones when there’s weed in the car RIDE or die: Ontario Police charge, fine drivers for improperly storing cannabis in their vehicles The vehicle was stopped on Perth Line 72 in the Municipality of North Perth, notes a tweet Monday from the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), West Region . Members of the Perth County OPP and the West Region OPP traffic incident management and enforcement team were carrying out the RIDE, according the Stratford Beacon Herald reports . The vehicle was stopped shortly after 10 p.m. and the driver and passenger — aged 39 and 56, but who otherwise have not been identified — were arrested and later charged. “The 39-year-old was held in custody pending a bail hearing while the 56-year-old was charged and released,” the Stratford Beacon Herald reports. Both men are to appear in a Stratford court at a later date to answer to the charges. The Cannabis Act sets penalties in proportion to the seriousness of the offence, notes information from the federal Department of Justice . Illegal distribution or sale of cannabis for small amounts can results in tickets, but as long as 14 years in jail for larger amounts. Ontario’s Cannabis Control Act , for its part, makes clear that “no person shall sell cannabis, other than an authorized cannabis retailer.” The same applies to a person who is distributing, or intending to sell, cannabis. The…

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