Fentanyl, meth seized from sleeping driver

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Two people face charges after police officers found drugs and weapons in a car in London’s northeast end.

London police said they were called around 7:45 p.m. Tuesday about a woman who was asleep in the driver’s seat of a Mercedes in a parking lot on Huron Street east of McNay Street.

“Officers attended to the area to find the woman asleep, with the vehicle running,” police said in a news release issued Wednesday. “A male passenger was seated in the vehicle as well. When the officers woke the woman, she exited the vehicle and a number of items fell from her lap, including drug paraphernalia. Both the woman and man were arrested.”

According to police, officers seized a prohibited knife, two grams of suspected Fentanyl, a replica firearm, 816 grams of marijuana, 0.8 grams of suspected crystal methamphetamine, six rounds of .22 calibre ammunition, and drug paraphernalia.

A 23-year-old man and a 26-year-old woman are both charged with possession of a Schedule 1 substance and possession of over 30 grams of cannabis in a public place. The man is also charged with possession of a firearm or ammunition contrary to a prohibition order, while the woman is also charged with impaired driving.

Both were released from custody and are to appear in London court on January 22, 2021.

“We continue to acknowledge the support of Londoners as they keep an eye out and report crimes to police. Community assistance is integral to the continued safety of the City of London,” police said. “While we started using the phrase, ‘If we don’t know we can’t go’ in relation to property crimes during the early stages of the pandemic, this case is a reminder that the saying applies to all crime, including suspected cases of impaired operation in which the lives of others can be tragically and/or permanently changed in the blink of an eye.”

Anyone with information in relation to this incident is asked to call the London Police Service at (519) 661-5670 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). Information can also be sent in online anonymously to www.londoncrimestoppers.com.