City of Kawartha Lakes OPP – Traffic Stop Leads to Weapon and Drug Related Charges (Names Released)

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 Members of the City of Kawartha Lakes Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) arrested four individuals who were charged with drug and weapon related offences when drugs, a taser, brass knuckles and pepper spray were located during a traffic stop.

On August 23, 2023 shortly after 4:00 am officers, while on patrol in Bobcaygeon, stopped a vehicle for a driving related offence, which prompted an investigation into the Liquor Licence Act. The driver was also determined to be prohibited. As a result of the investigation a variety of weapons and drugs, including fentanyl, hydromorphone, oxycodone, cocaine and alprazolam were seized and four persons charged.

Aliza Hotchkins, 41 years of age, of Bobcaygeon has been charged with:

·      Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking

·      Possession of a Prohibited Device

 

Preston Huges, 40 years of age, of Bobcaygeon has been charges with:

·      Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking

·      Possession of a Prohibited Device

Christopher Ferguson, 44 years of age, of Bobcaygeon has been charged with:

·      Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking

·      Possession of a Prohibited Device

 

Melissa Ferrier, 33 years of age, of Lindsay has been charged with:

·      Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking

·      Possession of a Prohibited Device

·      Operation While Prohibited

·      Driving Motor Vehicle with Liquor Readily Available

·      Disobey Stop Sign

The vehicle was impounded for 45 days.

The accused are scheduled to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice in Lindsay on September 28, 2023.

Pete Fisher
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