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Peterborough police arrest Ottawa man with steroids, knife

Police seized steroids and a weapon following a traffic stop in Peterborough on Friday night.
Police seized steroids and a weapon following a traffic stop in Peterborough on Friday night. Peterborough Police Service

Am Ottawa man is facing drug and weapons charges following a traffic stop in Peterborough on Friday night.

Peterborough police say around 8:40 p.m., an officer noticed a vehicle driving erratically in the area of Reid and McDonnel streets.

“While speaking with the male driver of the vehicle the driver provided the officer with a false name and the male was placed under arrest for obstructing justice,” said police spokesperson Lauren Gilchrist.

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Officers searched the vehicle and seized “a large amount” of cash and anabolic steroids and found the man was carrying a prohibited weapon (knife). No specifics were provided.

Jesse Ezra Kennedy-Roy, 22, of Monfort Street, is charged with possession of a schedule IV substance for the purpose of trafficking; unauthorized possession of a weapon; possession of firearm or ammunition contrary to a prohibition order (knife); possession of proceeds of crime under $5,000; obstructing a peace officer and failure to comply with a probation order

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He appeared in weekend and statutory holiday court on Saturday, was remanded in custody and is scheduled to appear again in court later Monday.

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