Cannabis delivery driver charged

A 26-year-old man faces numerous charges and was taken into custody after police discovered he was providing delivery services for illegal cannabis products, including cannabis gummies.

On May 31 at around 5:30 p.m., York Regional Police (YRP) stopped a vehicle that was driving erratically near Davis Drive and Jane Street in Newmarket. The officers could smell cannabis inside the vehicle and the driver advised he was in possession of cannabis products that he was delivering for an online dispensary.

Bobby Vongphakdy of Aurora was charged with possession over 30 grams in a public place, possession for the purpose of distribution, possession of proceeds of property obtained by crime under $5,000, driving a vehicle with cannabis readily available and driving while under suspension.

Police seized about four pounds of cannabis packed for sale, more than 60 packages of cannabis gummies and more than 50 packages of cannabis shatter, which is a concentrate.

YRP reminds cannabis users that the federal Cannabis Act legalizes fresh and dried cannabis, cannabis oil, and plants and seeds for cultivation. The Ontario Cannabis Store sells dried cannabis and cannabis oil. Edible products and concentrates aren’t currently legal for purchase or available for sale.

The investigation continues. Anyone with information should contact YRP #1 District Criminal Investigations Bureau at 1866-876-5423, ext. 7141. Or, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or leave an anonymous tip online at www.1800222tips.com.

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