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Media Release - January 23, 2023


On January 20, 2023, a Port Hope Police Officer while on general patrol, noticed a vehicle with an illegible license plate. Upon pulling up next to the vehicle, the officer noticed the passenger bent over in the foot well of the car.  The Officer initialized a traffic stop and after approaching the driver’s side window he recognized drug paraphernalia that the driver and passenger had attempted to hide. Following a search of the vehicle, the officers recovered 26.3g of crack cocaine and a number of drug accessories. As a result, police arrested Pamela BLAKLEY of Castleton and Jennelle LEPINE or Oshawa. Both females were charged with Adult possession for the Purpose of Trafficking a schedule I and schedule III substance.

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