Drug bust at Cardinal traffic stop

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A disengaged lighting system in a vehicle led to a Cardinal man being arrested on multiple drug-related offences earlier this week.

Ontario Provincial Police from the Grenville detachment say they were on general patrol Wednesday night when officers noticed a vehicle without its lighting system on and conducted a traffic stop at 9:40 p.m.

Police did not identify on what road the traffic stop took place.

Police say after speaking with the driver, they found him to be in possession of what is believed to be methamphetamine. After arresting the man, a search of the vehicle found serval packages of the drug, including in pill form.

Also found in the search was a scale, packaging material and a quantity of cash, said police.

John Fahrngruber, 61, has been charged with two counts of possession of a Schedule I substance, one count of possession of a Schedule I substance for the purpose of trafficking, failure to comply with an undertaking and possession of proceeds of property obtained by crime under $5,000.

Police released the accused from custody, and he is scheduled for a court appearance in Brockville on April 30.

Marshall Healey, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, Brockville Recorder and Times