Over $22K worth of meth seized in Wingham traffic stop

NORTH HURON – A resident of Hanover is facing a charge of trafficking methamphetamine following a vehicle stop conducted by Huron County OPP.

On Aug. 23, at approximately 12:46 p.m. members of the Huron OPP Community Street Crimes Unit (CSCU) stopped a motorcycle on Josephine Street in Wingham for having an unauthorized licence plate attached to the bike.

Officers arrested the driver and a search revealed the driver was in possession of a large amount of suspected methamphetamine and drug trafficking paraphernalia consisting of a cell phone and cash.

The estimated street value of the seized methamphetamine is $22,630.

Donald Mitchell, 37, from Hanover has been charged with possession of a Schedule I substance – methamphetamine for the purposes of trafficking, and use plate not authorized for vehicle.

He has since been released from custody with a court appearance scheduled for Oct. 18 at the Ontario Court of Justice in Goderich.