Traffic Stop Leads to Drug Haul For Police

A routine traffic stop in Pickering resulted in the seizure of more than $35,000 in drugs and cash from a Mississauga man.

On Friday, March 29, 2019, at approximately 5:30 p.m., officers observed a vehicle driving southbound on Liverpool Road with no front license plate. A search of the police database confirmed the driver associated with the vehicle had a suspended license.

Officers pulled the vehicle over and detected a strong smell of marihuana coming from inside. The driver’s license was suspended and cannabis products were seen on the floor of the vehicle. A search of the vehicle resulted in the seizure of a large amount of dried marihuana, quantities of cannabis oils, a quantity of edibles (92 gummy bears) and psilocybin (mushrooms). The value of the drugs seized is more than $30,000. Officers also seized about $5,500 in Canadian currency.

John Murray, age 30, of Darcel Avenue in Mississauga is facing multiple charges including drug possession and trafficking, possession of proceeds from crime over $5,000, and driving while under suspension. He was later released on a Promise to Appear.

Anyone with new information about this investigation is asked to contact Cst. Ferreira of West Division at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 2542.

Anonymous tips can be made to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or on the website at and tipsters are eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,000.

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