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OPP find crashed vehicle carrying large cache of drugs abandoned near Sudbury detachment on Hwy. 69

The occupant or occupants of the vehicle still haven’t been located
This is the haul of contraband the Nipissing West OPP found in a crashed, abandoned vehicle on Highway 69, close to their detachment. (Supplied/Nipissing West OPP)

In a bizarre turn of events, a crashed rental vehicle carrying a large cache of drugs was found abandoned very close to the Sudbury OPP station on Highway 69 Nov. 10, and police are still looking for those responsible.

The Nipissing West OPP said that while on patrol at 6:45 p.m. Nov. 10, officers observed the car parked on an angle with its lights off, facing southbound in the northbound lane on Highway 69, just south of the Sudbury OPP Detachment, City of Greater Sudbury.

Investigation revealed the vehicle was initially southbound on Highway 69 when it struck the centre traffic light post at the intersection of Pioneer Road, which resulted in severe damage to the vehicle, rendering it inoperable. The occupant or occupants had fled the scene and could not be located.

As a result of further investigation, officers seized a substantial quantity of drugs, suspected to be opioids, oxycodone, cannabis, and edible products, along with Canadian and United States currency. The street value of the drugs seized is unknown at this time, pending the Certificate of Analysis report from Health Canada.

The investigation is continuing. Police are asking anyone who has information in regards to this collision to contact the Sudbury OPP Detachment at 705-564-6900 or toll-free at 1-888-310-1122. 

Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or submit information online at where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000, and you will not be required to testify in court.