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Stolen license plate leads OPP to drugs, weapons

Two people, one from North Perth, have been charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking a schedule one substance
Seized Items from the CSCU investigation

A stolen license plate alerted OPP to two people who were in possession of methamphetamine and weapons in a vehicle.

Perth and Huron OPP's Community Street Crimes Unit (CSCU) conducted a traffic stop Thursday morning in Howick after the vehicle left a residence in Wroxeter.

Police noted that the licence plate attached to the vehicle was not registered nor authorized to be on the vehicle. Upon closer examination, officers noted the licence plate had been altered. After checking on the actual licence plate number, police learned the licence plate had recently been reported stolen.  

While speaking with the occupants, officers observed methamphetamine. The methamphetamine has a street value of $4,600. Police also seized a pellet rifle and pellet handgun from the vehicle. 

Both the 33-year-old male, of North Perth, and 29-year-old female, from Wroxeter in Huron County, face charges of possession for the purpose of trafficking a schedule one substance and possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, among other charges. The female was released from custody pending a court appearance on Aug 22. The male remains in custody, with a court appearance scheduled for today.