Some savvy police work in Sturgeon Falls resulted in a very dangerous drug being taken off the streets there.
Early this morning West Nipissing police officers were on general patrol on John Street in Sturgeon Falls when they saw a man walking in the area.
A short time later the officers saw the same man walking out from behind a building. They questioned the man and found his backpack hidden a short distance away.
After searching the man and his backpack, police seized a substantial amount of street drugs and money.
- over 16 grams of suspected Purple H (heroine/fentanyl mixture),
- 13 grams of cocaine,
- 17 grams of Crystal Meth,
- over 1,700 methamphetamine pills (speed),
- 158 grams of marijuana, and
- over $2,500 cash.
The street value of the drugs is estimated by police at approximately $26,000.
A 42-year-old Sturgeon Falls man now faces:
- five counts of possession for the purpose of trafficking in a controlled substance,
- possession of property obtained by crime and
- breach of Probation.
Anyone with information about this occurrence is asked to contact the West Nipissing Police Service at 705-753-1234.
Police have warned those that are using street drugs to use extreme caution as Purple H is extremely potent and potentially fatal.