A Brampton, Ont., resident is facing charges after Northumberland OPP say officers seized cannabis and $25,000 in cash following a traffic stop on Sunday.

According to OPP, officers stopped an SUV on County Road 45 for a suspected Highway Traffic Act Violation around 5:30 p.m. at Lean Road in Alnwick-Haldimand Township, just south of Alderville First Nation.

During the investigation, police say officers located and seized 20 pounds of cannabis and approximately $25,000 in cash in the vehicle.

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Kabilan Anura, 24, of Brampton was arrested and charged with:

  • Driving a vehicle with cannabis readily available
  • Possession of illicit cannabis
  • Possession of cannabis for the purpose of selling
  • Possession of more than 30 grams of dried cannabis in a public place
  • Possession, production, sale, distribution or importation of anything with the intention to use it to produce, sell or distribute illicit cannabis
  • Possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000
  • Proceeds of property obtained by crime over $5,000
  • Possession for the purpose of distributing

The driver is also facing charges under the Highway Traffic and Compulsory Automobile Insurance acts.

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Anura was released and is scheduled to appear in court in Cobourg on Aug. 26, OPP said Tuesday.

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