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$170,000 in drugs seized traffic stop near Casselman

A Cornwall man is facing a list of charges.
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Russell County Ontario Provincial Police officers charged a 24-year-old man after uncovering nearly 5,000 one-gram packets of concentrated cannabis, several containers of cannabis resin and $4,000 cash in a traffic stop on Highway 417.

The stop happened near the Casselman exit on Tuesday, April 2, around 12:15 a.m.

An investigation showed the driver was breaching the Ontario Cannabis Act, which then prompted officers to search the vehicle. 

The drugs seized had a total value of nearly $170,000.

Joey Markus Seguin, from Cornwall, was arrested and charged with:

  • Possession of illicit cannabis CA 8(1)(b);
  • Possession for the purpose of distributing CA 9(2);
  • Possessing cannabis for the purpose of selling CA 10(2);
  • Possession of proceeds of property obtained by crime under $5000 - in Canada CC 354(1)(a);
  • Drive vehicle or boat with cannabis readily available CCA2017 12(1) and
  • Possession of over 30g dried cannabis (or equivalent) in a public place CA 8(1)(a)

The accused is scheduled to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice in L'Orignal on April 24.

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