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Accused dealer caught with $15K in drugs

Suspect failed to pull over in downtown Sudbury, but surrendered himself later that evening

A Southern Ontario man was arrested and charged after failing to stop for police and later being found with $15,550 worth of drugs.  

Just before 11:15 p.m. on Nov. 22, an officer saw a vehicle belonging to a suspended driver being driven in the area of Paris Street at Cedar Street. 

Upon running the vehicle’s plates and information through their system, the officer also determined that the insurance status of the vehicle was unconfirmed and the permit had expired.

The officer turned on the emergency lights of the cruiser in order to conduct a traffic stop. However, the driver did not pull over.

Around 11:45 p.m., the vehicle was located outside of a residence on Agnes Street. Officers knocked on the door of the residence, and after speaking with the resident, the driver of the vehicle came outside and surrendered himself to police without incident.

Upon arresting the driver, officers began to clear the vehicle when they smelled a strong odour of cannabis. Officers located a bag inside the vehicle containing a substantial amount of illicit drugs, including 138 grams of heroin, 77 Oxycodone pills, an additional 4.8 grams of Oxycodone, over 26 grams of cannabis and five grams of an unknown substance. 

The estimated value of the known drugs is over $15,550. Officers also located over $1,780 cash and $288 in American money in the man’s possession.

The 36-year-old man from Southern Ontario has been charged with dangerous operation, flight from a peace officer, possession of a Schedule 1 substance for the purposes of trafficking and possession of property obtained by crime under $5,000. 

The man was held in custody overnight in order to attend bail court on Nov. 23 to answer to the charges. His name cannot be released as the information has not yet been sworn to through the court process.