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OPP say they found pot and cocaine on passenger after Hwy. 69 speeding stop

The driver was also allegedly driving with no licence 
OPP cruiser
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A Chatham man who was the passenger in a vehicle stopped for speeding by the OPP on Highway 69 in the Sudbury area is now facing drug charges.

The Nipissing West Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) stopped the vehicle for speeding at around 9:20 a.m. June 24.

The OPP says as a result of an investigation, officers seized a quantity of drugs suspected to be cocaine and cannabis. The street value of the drugs is approximately $70.

The vehicle’s passenger, a 33-year-old Chatham man, was charged with Possession of a Schedule 1 Substance - Cocaine, contrary to section 4(1) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (CDSA).

The accused was released on an appearance notice and is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice Aug. 19 in Sudbury.

The 27-year-old driver, also from Chatham, was charged with: 

  • Drive motor vehicle - no licence, contrary to section 32(1) of the Highway Traffic Act (HTA); Speeding 1-49 km/h over posted limit, contrary to section 128 of the HTA; and
  • Drive Vehicle or Boat with Cannabis Readily Available, contrary to section 12(1) of the Cannabis Control Act, 2017.