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Bike cop busts suspected fentanyl deal

Officer observed the deal happening and called for backup
The Greater Sudbury Police station is seen here Nov. 17, 2023.

A bike patrol officer with Greater Sudbury Police Service busted what is believed to be a fentanyl drug deal in Greater Sudbury’s downtown Nov. 29.

Just before 2 p.m., a member of the Community Response Unit (CRU) was on a bike patrol in the downtown core, when the officer witnessed an individual selling what were believed to be illicit drugs to another person. 

The officer was able to approach the two individuals without being detected and witnessed the exchange of cash for drugs.

Having witnessed the exchange, the officer called for additional units and stopped the two parties. The officer placed the individual selling the drugs under arrest.

Upon searching the individual, officers located additional drugs believed to be fentanyl, a notebook, packaging materials and $160 in cash. In total, officers seized close to 17 grams of drugs with an estimated street value of $5,600.

A 53-year-old man has been charged with the following offences under the Criminal Code of Canada and the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (CDSA);

• Possession of a Schedule I Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking

• Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Under $5,000

He was held in custody overnight and was to attend bail court today (Nov. 30) on these charges.