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Drugs found in vehicle after police pull over suspected impaired driver

Sudbury man charged after police find Percocet in his car
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A 68-year-old Sudbury man is facing drug and impaired driving charges after he was allegedly driving erratically on Highway 17 and his vehicle was pulled over by the OPP.
 
On Aug. 1 at around 9:44 p.m., officers with the Manitoulin Detachment of the OPP responded to a traffic complaint of a possible impaired driver in Nairn-Hyman Township.  
 
The vehicle was located driving erratically on Highway 17, and police initiated a traffic stop. 
 
Officers conducted a mandatory alcohol screening test, which resulted in a ''fail.” The driver was placed under arrest and transported to the Espanola OPP detachment for further testing.
 
A subsequent search was conducted and police located suspected Percocet tablets with an estimated street value of $310 and a quantity of alcoholic beverages.     
As a result of the investigation, a 68-year-old man from Sudbury was charged with:

  • Operation While Impaired - Blood Alcohol Concentration (80 plus)
  • Possession of a Schedule I Substance - Opioid (other than heroin)
  • Driving a Motor Vehicle with Open Container of Liquor
  • The accused was released on an appearance notice and is scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Espanola on Oct. 5.

 
The accused was issued a 90-day Administrative Driver's Licence Suspension and the vehicle was impounded for seven days.