Drugs seized during traffic stop; thieves target catalytic converters in Chesterville

The SD&G OPP have provided this image of the seized cannabis.

SOUTH GLENGARRY — Police seized more than 60 pounds of cannabis after conducting a traffic stop on Highway 401 on Oct. 21.

SD&G OPP officers pulled the vehicle over shortly after 8 p.m. and arrested a man following the alleged discovery. Also seized was a quantity of Canadian currency.

The detachment reports that Laval, Ontario, resident Huu Pham, 45, is charged with possessing cannabis for the purpose of selling under the Cannabis Act, and possession of property obtained by crime under $5,000.

The accused released to appear Jan. 21 in Cornwall court.

Catalytic converters stolen from three vehicles

NORTH DUNDAS — Thieves are stealing — and attempting to steal — catalytic converters, while damaging multiple vehicles in the process.

Several vehicles in North Dundas were damaged overnight Oct. 26-27 as they were parked at a residence and businesses on County 7 and Main Street, Chesterville, according to the SD&G OPP. Another business had several vehicles damaged the same evening on County Road 34, North Glengarry Township. In all, the culprits managed to remove the catalytic converters from the exhaust systems of three vehicles.

SD&G OPP are seeking the public’s assistance, including any outdoor surveillance video or reports of suspicious persons observed in the area during previous evenings.

An investigation continues.


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