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West Grey Police Seize Nearly 100 Pot Plants In RIDE

West Grey | by Claire McCormack  

Police say a van loaded with cannabis plants was stopped in a RIDE program.

West Grey Police are reminding the public that while having some cannabis may now be legal, having nearly 100 plants in your van is not.

Police say on Sunday, July 14th they were conducting a RIDE program near Highway 6 and Grey Road 12 in the Bentinck area, when a van being driven by a lone man entered the RIDE program.

They say their investigation revealed the van was loaded with close to one-hundred cannabis plants.

The 40 year old male driver from Newmarket was arrested and charged with being in possession of marijuana for the purpose of distributing.

The Cannabis plants as well as the drivers’ vehicle were both seized and the accused was given an August 14th court date in Walkerton.  

West Grey Police are reminding the public that restrictions and control still apply to cannabis laws and any individual may only possess up to thirty grams of dried Cannabis or the equivalent to thirty grams in non-dried form at a time when in public.

For a complete list of Cannabis restrictions you can visit       




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