Anti-masker charged in store

GUELPH – A Guelph man faces several charges after he refused to wear a mask inside a local business.

Guelph Police were called at about 8pm on Jan. 3 to a business on Silvercreek Parkway North near Willow Road. “A male was inside the business, refusing to wear a mask, obstructing staff by blocking their path and blowing kisses,” police stated in a press release. “The male was still inside the business when officers arrived.”

The male was arrested and police say a search revealed a small amount of suspected methamphetamine in his pocket. A 35-year-old Guelph man is charged with possessing a controlled substance, breach of probation, failing to leave a premises when directed and failing to comply with the Reopening Ontario Act. He is to appear in Guelph court on Feb. 18.