A Peterborough man and a youth from Curve Lake First Nation face charges following an investigation into drug trafficking at local high schools.
Peterborough Police Service say the ongoing investigation led to the arrest of a man just before noon Wednesday.
He was located inside a vehicle where police say they seized a quantity of ecstasy, psilocybin (magic mushrooms), cannabis, digital scales and a large quantity of cash.
Phillip Ronald Richardson, 22, of Reid Street, Peterborough, was arrested and charged with the following:
- Trafficking a Schedule I substance (ecstasy)
- Two counts of possession of a Schedule I substance for the purpose of trafficking (ecstasy, magic mushrooms)
- Possession of proceeds of crime over $5,000
- Possession of 30 grams of dried cannabis in a public place
- Possession of cannabis for the purpose of selling
- Driving a vehicle with cannabis readily available
- Operating an unsafe vehicle
- Two counts of driving a motor vehicle with no validation on plate
- Using a plate not authorized for vehicle
- Failure to notify change of address – licence
- Two counts of operating a motor vehicle without insurance
He was held in custody and is scheduled to appear in court in Peterborough on Thursday.
A 16-year-old girl from Curve Lake First Nation was also arrested and charged with possession of a Schedule I substance (ecstasy).
She was released from custody and will appear in court at a later date. Under the Youth Criminal Justice Act, the name of a youth cannot be released.
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