Two women from Dundalk have been charged with drug related offences as a result of two separate R.I.D.E spot checks.
On February 8, 2018 Shelburne Police were conducting R.I.D.E. at a location in Shelburne when a female driver was stopped. As a result, 26-year-old Larissa Breadner of Dundalk was charged with an offence under the Controlled Drug and Substance Act. Breadner will appear in Orangeville court in March to answer to the allegation.
On February 10, 2018 Shelburne Police were again conducting R.I.D.E. at a location in Shelburne when a female driver was stopped. As a result, 26-year-old Abby Zuzinec was charged with an offence under the Controlled Drug and Substance Act, as well, she was charged with being in possession of unmarked cigarettes under the Tobacco Tax Act. Zuzinec will appear in Orangeville court in March to answer to the allegations.
The Shelburne Police would like to remind the public that under the Tobacco Tax Act, unless otherwise authorized, it is illegal to buy, possess or distribute any quantity of untaxed or unregulated cigarettes or other tobacco products. Unmarked cigarettes are considered contraband and the profits generated from contraband tobacco may also fuel other criminal activity, including trafficking of drugs, purchasing illegal weapons and funding other illicit activities.
Without proper authorization under the Tobacco Tax Act, it is against the law to have any packages of cigarettes or fine cut tobacco that do not have a legal ON DUTY PAID CANADA DROIT ACQUITTÉ tobacco stamp. Consequences include civil penalties, and, if charged and convicted of an offence, possible fines, jail time or both. Packages of cigarettes that do not have the tobacco stamp are unmarked cigarettes.
Anyone with information about this or any other criminal activity is asked to contact the Shelburne Police Service at (519) 925-3312, or, if you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).