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Media Release 13 April 2019

A 46 year old Cobourg man is facing numerous charges and  66 Port Hope man is charged with drug possession after Port Hope Police initiated a traffic stop in the down town core. Shortly before 4:00pm, 12 April Police spotted the two men driving in a vehicle that the licence plates were noted to be expired. The officer stopped the vehicle on John Street. Investigation revealed the driver of the vehicle was prohibited from driving for a criminal code conviction. As a result the male was placed under arrest. The passenger was investigated and was arrested after officers determined he was in possession of illicit drugs. Further investigation revealed the driver had given a false name to officers when originally stopped. Police determined he was personating another person and allege he personated that person when he was charged with a criminal offence earlier last year in another jurisdiction.

Jason Allan Brown is charged with 2 counts of possession of controlled substances suspected to be heroin and fentanyl, personation with intent, obstruction of justice, obstructing police and possession of property obtained by crime. Police are continuing the investigation and further charges are pending. He was held in custody pending a bail hearing

The passenger Michael Chappelle is charged with two counts of possession of controlled substances suspected to be heroin and fentanyl. He was released with a court date in May.