Four teenagers allegedly caught with cannabis in Kawartha Lakes

Four teenagers are facing charges under the Cannabis Act in Kawartha Lakes.

According to police, a concerned citizen called into report that the four youths – all aged 16 – were seen smoking cannabis in a vehicle on Thursday (Jan. 9).

“The vehicle was reported to have exited a restaurant parking lot but was found a short time later by a Kawartha Lakes Police Service officer,” reads a media release.

“Through her investigation, the officer determined that all four occupants of the vehicle were in possession of cannabis.”

The driver of the vehicle was charged with having care or control of a vehicle with cannabis readily available. The three occupants were each charged with person under years having possession of cannabis.

“This is the second time in the last two weeks that the Kawartha Lakes Police Service has charged a sixteen-year-old driver with having cannabis readily available in their vehicle,” the media release reads.

“Operating a vehicle while being impaired by cannabis or other drugs is just as hazardous as being impaired by alcohol.  Please consider speaking with any young drivers in your home about the dangers of being under the influence of cannabis while driving.”


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