Around 1:30 am this morning (Saturday December 23rd 2017) during a R.I.D.E. program conducted by Shelburne Police, a black Audi entered the spot check.
This vehicle and the driver (the only occupant) quickly caught an officer’s attention when evidence of drug possession was noted.
A roadside investigation was initiated resulting in the driver arrested for possession of marijuana. A search of the male and the vehicle resulted in in over $2,600.00 cash seized, and over 2.2kg of marijuana was seized.
As a result, 54 year old John PILCHER of Shallow Lake was charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance, Possession of a Controlled Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking, and Possession of Proceeds of Crime.
He was released from police custody and provided a court date in mid-January to answer to the allegations.
The estimated street value of the seized marijuana is around $20,000.00.
If anyone has any information in relation to this case or any other matter, they are encouraged to contact the Shelburne Police Service at 519-925-3312 or anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or online at www.crimestopperssdm.com.