Lindsay man facing drugs, weapon charges

A Lindsay man is facing drugs and weapon charges following a traffic stop.

According to the Kawartha Lakes Police Service, an officer on patrol of Lindsay Street North observed the driver of a vehicle speaking on a cell phone around 1 p.m. Monday (April 13).

“The officer stopped the vehicle to investigate and learned that the man operating the vehicle had a suspended driver’s license,” reads a media release.

“Further investigation revealed the driver was in possession of heroin, cocaine, methamphetamine and a ‘flick knife,’ which is considered a prohibited weapon.”

Matthew Raymond Tucker, 29, has been charged with possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking, two counts of possession of a controlled substance, and a number of Highway Traffic Act offences.

He is slated to appear in Lindsay court on June 18.

“This arrest demonstrates the constant hard work of our officers to protect our community, despite risks posed by COVID-19,” said Kawartha Lakes Police Service Chief Mark Mitchell.

“The men and women of the Kawartha Lakes Police Service will continue to keep our roads safe, target crime and remove dangerous substances from our streets.”

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