Article by Karen Martin-Robbins, Caledon Enterprise
A 23-year-old from Angus was charged after going through a Caledon OPP RIDE program at Dixie Road and Old School Road on Dec. 3.
Const. Ian Michel said the driver had open cannabis beside him, which led to a search of the vehicle. Police allege there was a “large quantity of cannabis and psilocybin” (magic mushrooms) in the car.
The driver was charged under the Cannabis Control Act, as well as criminally for possession for the purpose of trafficking.
He is scheduled to answer to the charges in court in January.
Michel said Caledon officers will be out day and night conducting RIDE checkpoints during the festive season.
“For those who wish to have a ‘green’ Christmas, we ask that they do so responsibly and within the law,” he said. “Cannabis is legal, but there are still transportation restrictions and possession restrictions that will be strictly enforced.”
Although, cannabis was legalized across Canada on Oct. 17, 2018, you need to be age 19 or older to buy, use, possess and grow recreational cannabis.