WRPS' Direct Action Response Team Seize Drugs after Traffic Stop in Kitchener

Direct Action Response Team Investigation

Waterloo Region, Ontario  Police have arrested a female and seized suspected drugs after a traffic stop in Kitchener.

On June 3, 2023, at approximately 6:15 p.m., an officer from WRPS’ Direct Action Response Team on proactive patrol conducted a traffic stop in the area of Ottawa Street North and Shaftsbury Drive.

The officer determined that the driver of the motor vehicle was a suspended G1 driver and placed her under arrest.

Through investigation, officers located and seized approximately 30 grams of suspected fentanyl.

Also present in the vehicle during the traffic stop were a young child and two large, uncontained boa constrictor snakes.

The driver, a 35-year-old Kitchener female, was charged with:

  • Possession for the purpose of trafficking
  • Failure to comply with undertaking
  • Driving while under suspension
  • Class G1 licence holder unaccompanied by qualified driver

The involved vehicle was seized for a mandatory seven-day impoundment.

The accused was held in police custody for a bail hearing.

The Waterloo Regional Police Service’s Direct Action Response Team is committed to the safety of all citizens through proactive initiatives. Members of the community are reminded that they can report suspicious activity anonymously by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online at www.waterloocrimestoppers.com.

Occ: 23-157580 (921)

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Waterloo Regional Police Service
Public Information Unit
519-570-9777 (WRPS) ext. 8188

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