Posted on Tuesday, August 20, 2019 at 2 : 00 p.m.
Traffic stop leads to several charges
An Embrun man is facing several charges relating to illegal cigarettes, after he was pulled over on Route 500 West in Limoges, on August 15.
Sixty-six-year-old Yvon Lamadeleine, of Embrun, was pulled over shortly before 8 p.m. During his investigation, the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officer utilized the Approved Screening Device (ASD).
The investigation revealed that the man was in contravention of the Tobacco Tax Act, which led to a search of the vehicle. The search uncovered nearly 9000 illegal cigarettes and over $1900 of Canadian currency. The cigarettes seized had a total value of nearly $18,000.
Lamadeleine was charged with operating a vehicle while impaired, with a blood-alcohol concentration of 80 plus, operating a vehicle while impaired by drugs or alcohol, possession of proceeds of property obtained by crime over $5000 in Canada, possession of unmarked fine-cut tobacco for sale and possession of unmarked fine-cut tobacco.
He received a 90-day driver's license suspension and his vehicle was also impounded for seven days. He is scheduled to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice in L'Orignal on October 3