Traffic Stop Leads to Weapon, Drug Charges in Oro-Medonte

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HOME POLICE BEAT Traffic stop leads to weapon, drug charges in Oro-Medonte A driver from Barrie is facing multiple charges after a stop early Wednesday morning about 24 hours ago By: OrilliaMatters Staff Image from OPP NEWS RELEASE ONTARIO PROVINCIAL POLICE ***********************

The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), Orillia Detachment arrested the driver of a vehicle for driving while impaired by drugs and possession of a weapon in the Township of Oro-Medonte.

On Sept. 9, 2020 at approximately 3:15 a.m., Orillia OPP members were conducting traffic enforcement on Line 7 South in the Township of Oro-Medonte. At this time officers stopped a vehicle for a traffic infraction.

Upon speaking with the driver an investigation under the Cannabis Act was commenced. A subsequent investigation was conducted for driving while impaired by drugs. A Drug Recognition Expert (DRE) was dispatched to evaluate the driver of the vehicle.

As a result of the investigation undertaken by Orillia OPP members Christopher Kemmers, 28, of Barrie was arrested and charged with:

  • Impaired operation by drugs contrary to Section 320.14(a) of the Criminal Code;
  • Possession of a prohibited device contrary to Section 92(2) of the Criminal Code;
  • Possession of proceeds of property obtained by crime contrary to Section 354(1)(b) of the Criminal Code;
  • Possession of illicit cannabis contrary to Section 8(1)(b) of the Cannabis Act; and,
  • Possession of cannabis for the purpose of selling contrary to Section 10(b) of the Cannabis Act.

The suspect was released on a From 10 Undertaking and set to appear next on Nov. 17, 2020 at the Ontario Court of Justice, Orillia

The Orillia OPP is committed to serving our province by protecting its citizens, upholding the law and preserving public safety. If you have any information about crime in our community please contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or report minor occurrences online by visiting

You can also call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or submit your information online at if you have any information on this crime or any other crime. Crime Stoppers does not subscribe to call display and you will remain anonymous. Being anonymous, you will not testify in court and your information may lead to a cash reward of up to $2,000.

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