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2 arrested after drugs seized from vehicle in Port Hope: police

Police in Port Hope arrested two people after locating drugs in a vehicle during a traffic stop. Port Hope Police Service

Two people face drug trafficking charges following a traffic stop by police in Port Hope, Ont., on Friday.

According to the Port Hope Police Service, an officer driving on general patrol noticed a vehicle with an illegible licence plate.

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Police say when the officer pulled up next to the vehicle, he noticed a passenger bent over in the footwell of the car.

The officer conducted a traffic stop. When he approached the driver’s side window, he noticed drug paraphernalia that the occupants allegedly attempted to hide.

A search of the vehicle recovered 26.3 grams of crack cocaine and drug paraphernalia. Both the driver and passenger were arrested.

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Pamela Blakley of Castleton, Ont., and Jennell Lepine of Oshawa, Ont., were each charged with possession of Schedule 1 and Schedule 3 substances for the purpose of trafficking

Anyone with information on a crime is asked to contact Port Hope Police at 905-885-8123 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.

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