Traffic stop leads to 16 charges
A 29-year-old London man faces more than a dozen charges after police stopped a vehicle that didn’t have proper licence plates. Officers pulled over the vehicle on Oct. 3 on Chestnut Street after they noticed the plates weren’t legally registered. They took the driver into custody after discovering his licence was suspended, police said. When officers searched the vehicle, they found one gram of crystal methamphetamine, stolen property and cheque printing equipment. Investigators believe the man was printing replica cheques from a London business and getting friends to cash them, police said. Police said the licence plates were seized and the vehicle was towed to a compound. A London man is charged with four counts of drawing documents without authority, two counts of possession of stolen property under $5,000, drug possession, two counts of breach of conditions and seven driving offences.