Haldimand OPP has charged a 37-year-old man with multiple drug and weapons offences following a traffic stop on Queen Street in Dunnville,
On Thursday at 7:10 p.m., OPP and Haldimand County paramedics responded to Queen Street after a citizen observed a driver in a vehicle and was concerned for his well-being.
While enroute, police received information that the vehicle had gone mobile. They located the vehicle on Queen Street and stopped it.
While police were speaking with the driver, they noticed what they believed to be a firearm on the rear seat. The driver was quickly detained and a search of the vehicle revealed a prohibited weapon, ammunition, a quantity of various illicit drugs and drug paraphernalia.
As a result, OPP has charged 37-year-old Nathan Reinink of Dunnville, with: Possession of a Schedule I Substance (5 counts); Possession of a Schedule III Substance; Possession of Illicit Cannabis; Unauthorized Possession of a Prohibited Firearm (2 counts); Possession of a Prohibited Device or Ammunition; Careless Storage of a Firearm; Drive a motor vehicle with a speed measuring warning device.
The accused is to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Cayuga at a later date.