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London Police charge 88-year-old man, 60-year-old man in downtown pot bust

A young man smokes a joint during a rally in Vancouver, B.C., on Wednesday April 20, 2011.
A young man smokes a joint during a rally in Vancouver, B.C., on Wednesday April 20, 2011. The Canadian Press/Darryl Dyck

London Police have charged an 88-year-old man and a 60-year-old man after they were caught with pot in the downtown core.

Police say 88-year-old Roy Rosso and 60-year-old Michael Gionette were charged jointly by members of the community foot patrol unit who were conducting a drug trafficking investigation in downtown London.

The pair face two charges including traffic in a schedule II substance, contrary to section 5(1); and possession of a schedule II substance for the purpose of trafficking, contrary to section 5(2).

Police seized 16.2 grams of suspected marijuana valued at $160 and $605 in Canadian currency.

Anyone with information in relation to this incident is asked to call the London Police Service at (519) 661-5670 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). Information can also be sent in on-line anonymously to http://www.londoncrimestoppers.com.

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