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Police seize suspected meth after motorcycle clocked at nearly 100 km/h over speed limit

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LARDER LAKE - On May 14, 2021, members of the Kirkland Lake Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were conducting traffic duties on Government Road in the Town of Larder Lake when they observed a motorcycle travelling at almost 100 km/h over the posted speed limit. Police attempted to stop the motorcycle, however the driver failed to stop for police.

A short time later, police located the motorcycle broken down on Highway 66 in Gauthier Township. The driver was arrested and further investigation revealed that they were in possession of suspected methamphetamine.

As a result, Stephane Lebel, 30 years of age, of St-Vital De Clermont, Que., has been charged with:
    •    Dangerous operation, contrary to section 320.13(1) of the Criminal Code (CC)
    •    Flight from peace officer, contrary to section 320.17 of the CC
    •    Race a motor vehicle - stunt - speeding by 50 or more km/hr, contrary to section 172(1) of the Highway Traffic Act (HTA)
    •    Possession of a scheduled I substance for the purpose of trafficking - methamphetamine, contrary to section 5(2) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (CDSA)
    •    Possession of a scheduled I substance - methamphetamine, contrary to section 4(1) of the CDSA

The accused was issued a seven day driver's licence suspension and a seven day vehicle impoundment.

The accused is scheduled to appear before The Ontario Court of Justice in Kirkland Lake July 8, 2021.