Drug toting car thieves nabbed

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Burlington OPP detachmentPhoto by David Ritchie

Ontario Provincial Police have arrested a pair of Brampton men whose stolen car ran out of gas on Highway 401 early Saturday.

Just after midnight an officer was conducting patrols on Highway 401 westbound near Bloomfield Road and located an unoccupied Acura SUV parked on the shoulder of the highway.  A records check determined the vehicle reported stolen from another jurisdiction.

Moments later, a complaint was received from a motorist of two males walking along Highway 401 westbound, approximately one kilometre west of where the vehicle had been left.  Officers located the two males on the highway.  Subsequent investigation at roadside revealed that they were the occupants of the vehicle, which had run out of fuel.  Further investigation uncovered a small amount of suspected methamphetamine and heroin.

The driver, a 32 year-old Brampton man, has been charged with the following several offences including possession of stolen property, theft of a motor vehicle and possession of  methamphetamine.

The passenger a 42 year-old Brampton man faces charges of stolen property, theft of a motor vehicle and possession of heroin.

Anyone with information regarding the incident should contact the Ontario Provincial Police at 1-888-310-1122 or the nearest police authority.

Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.

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