A 21-year-old Cambridge man is facing numerous drug trafficking charges after officers from Waterloo Regional Police Service's south division located a white BMW that fled a routine traffic stop a week earlier.
On Sept. 7 at approximately 9:30 p.m., officers on proactive patrol in Cambridge attempted to conduct a traffic stop of a white BMW on Main Street. The vehicle failed to stop, and out of concern for public safety, a pursuit was not initiated.
Then on Sept. 16, 2023, at approximately 9:20 p.m., officers located the BMW as it was being parked in a lot in the area of Franklin Boulevard and Champlain Boulevard. Based on the ongoing investigation of the prior incident, the driver was placed under arrest.
As part of the investigation, officers located and seized drugs, including suspected crack cocaine, methamphetamine, MDMA, Dilaudid, codeine, Xanax, and clonazepam. Two baseball bats, a knife, and Canadian currency were seized. The BMW was also seized.
The driver of the vehicle, a 21-year-old Cambridge male, was charged with the following offences:
- Possession of Drugs for the Purpose of Trafficking (eight counts)
- Dangerous Operation
- Flight from Police
- Possession of a Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose (three counts)
The accused was held in police custody for a bail hearing.