According to police, while on patrol on Thursday January 21st 2016 just after 8:00 p.m., a member of the Niagara Regional Police Service Special Enforcement Unit observed a vehicle make a right turn onto Burleigh Hill in the City of St. Catharines without signalling or stopping at the red light.


After stopping the vehicle, the officer quickly learned that the driver was unlicenced and couldn’t produce proof of insurance or ownership on the vehicle. The officer spotted an open, partially full bottle of beer within easy reach of the driver. The officer also noted a strong odor of what was believed to be marijuana. The male was arrested and in the course of the arrest, a fair amount of marijuana was discovered, along with a large quantity of cash and varous items known for the packaging and distribution in the sale of drugs.

Charged was St. Catharines resident Beau Turner. He was charged with the following offences:-Possission of Schedule II Substance for Trafficking-Possession of Schedule II Substance-Possession of Proceeds of Property Obtained by Crime Under $5000-Six offences under the Highway Traffic Act, Liquor Licence Act and the Compulsory Automobile Insurance Act. Turner was held in custody pending a bail hearing on January 22nd 2016.
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