Area OPP Police Press Releases

Another Meth Bust – Ryan SMYTH

(NORTH PERTH, ON) – On October 1, 2022, at approximately 12:33 a.m., Perth County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) stopped a motor vehicle on Line 88 in the Municipality of North Perth.  

Upon speaking with the driver, the officer had reason to believe the driver was impaired by a drug. The driver conducted a Standardized Field Sobriety Test, he was subsequently arrested and transported to a local operations centre for a Drug Recognition Evaluation.

As a result, Ryan SMYTH, 32, of Ashfield-Colborne-Wawanosh Township, has been charged with:

–      Operation while Impaired – alcohol and drugs

–      Possession of a Schedule I Substance- Methamphetamine

A 90-day Administrative Driver’s License Suspension (A.D.L.S.) and a 7-day Vehicle Impoundment was initiated as per statute. The accused is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Stratford at a later date to answer to the charges.

If you suspect someone is driving while their ability to operate a motor vehicle is impaired, either by drug or alcohol, call police at 911 to report it.

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