November 13, 2017 4:20 pm

Couple facing drug charges for meth, cannabis after RIDE check

The roadway of the crash remained closed until 4 A.M. this morning!

Lars Hagberg/The Canadian Press/File

Wellington County OPP got more than they bargained for when conducting a RIDE checkpoint on Wellington Road 21 in Inverhaugh, Ont., on Sunday morning.

Police say the four-door sedan entered the checkpoint around 1:30 a.m., and while speaking with the two occupants of the vehicle, the officer detected the smell of fresh marijuana.

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This led to the arrest of the couple inside the vehicle, and a further search found both to be in possession of marijuana as well as methamphetamine, police said.

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Jeffery Pyne, 46, of Kitchener and Charlene Pringle, 52, of Elmira, Ont., are both facing charges of possession of a controlled substance, while the driver, Pyne, is also facing a charge of driving while suspended.

They are scheduled to appear before a Guelph courtroom in December.

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