E-bike stop in Orillia leads to weapons and drug charges

Two e-bike operators are up on weapons and drug charges following a traffic stop in Orillia.

On May 28, around 7:30 p.m., officers say they saw two e-bikes driving in an unsafe manner, and the riders were not properly wearing their safety equipment. 

Upon stopping them, police say one individual was identified to be a suspended driver, and had an outstanding warrant. Officers say they found a black pellet gun, a conducted energy weapon, as well as suspected fentanyl.

OPP say the second operator was also identified as a suspended driver, and they located suspected cocaine in the individual’s possession. 

Police have charged two Orillia men in their 30s with numerous charges including unauthorized possession of a weapon, possession of break-in instruments, possession of a schedule I substance, and driving while under suspension.

Both were released on an undertaking and will appear in Orillia court at the end of July.

Orillia OPP would like to remind all e-bike operators that they are responsible for following the rules of the road and educating themselves on the Ministry of Transportation regulations related to their vehicles.

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