Police beat: Local teen charged with selling cannabis at high school

WELLINGTON COUNTY – Police have charged a Centre Wellington teen in connection with cannabis trafficking at a local high school.

In a Feb. 20 press release, Wellington County OPP officials say that on Feb. 5 police “began in investigation into a report of a drug trafficking offence at a Wellington secondary school began an investigation.”

Asked which of the four high schools in the county the investigation focused on, OPP spokesperson Josh Cunningham replied, “Out of concern that the accused could be identified, we won’t be identifying the school.”

A 16-year-old resident of Centre Wellington was charged with unlawful purchase of cannabis, selling cannabis to a person who appears to be under 25, and possessing cannabis while under 19. 

The defendant is to appear in Guelph court at a later date.

Vehicle theft charges

ELORA – On Feb. 9 at about 4:45am, Wellington County OPP officers responded to a vehicle theft on York Street.

Aiden Jeffrey Magdy, 19, of Cambridge, was charged with assault with intent to resist arrest, theft (over $5,000) of a motor vehicle, possession of break-in instruments, possessing automobile master key, mischief (destroys or damages property), and three counts of failure to comply with release order. 

The accused was held for bail. 

Further, a 16-year-old resident of Cambridge has been charged with mischief (destroy or damages property), possession of break-in instruments and theft (over $5,000) of a motor vehicle. The defendant is to appear in Guelph court.

Anyone with information about this incident can contact the Wellington County OPP at 1-888-310-1122. To remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or submit a tip at www.csgw.tips.   

Quebec residents face theft-related charged 

MOUNT FOREST – On Feb. 2 at about 3:30pm, Wellington County OPP officers attempted to stop two vehicles here. 

Police say the driver of a grey sedan was stopped on Main Street North in Mount Forest. 

Nabisouleye Ndiaye, 18, St. Claire, Quebec, was charged with obstructing police, four counts of possession of an automobile master key, two counts of possession of property obtained by crime, and two counts of trafficking in property obtained by crime. He was held for bail. 

The driver of a stolen SUV was stopped on Wellington Road 6 in Minto. 

Robert Thomas, 22, of Montreal, Quebec, was charged with dangerous driving, flight from a peace officer, possessing an automobile master key, and possession of property obtained by crime (over $5,000). He was held for bail.

Careless driving

MINTO – On Feb. 4 at about 11pm a member of the Wellington County OPP was monitoring traffic on Highway 23.

Police say the driver of a silver sedan was observed travelling above the posted 80km/h speed limit. 

A 35-year-old driver from Harriston was charged with careless driving and speeding and is to appear in Guelph court on May 15.

Nineteen charges

CENTRE WELLINGTON – On Feb. 6 at about 12pm, a Wellington County OPP officer performed a commercial motor vehicle inspection of a silver pickup truck and trailer on Wellington Road 7.

A 22-year-old driver from South Bruce Peninsula and a Bruce Peninsula business face numerous Highway Traffic Act charges – 19 in total – including driving with an improperly secured load, driving with an improper braking system and operating an overweight vehicle.

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Anyone with information about any of the above incidents can contact the Wellington County OPP at 1-888-310-1122. To remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or submit a tip at www.csgw.tips. Tip providers may be eligible for a cash reward.