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Sudbury drug bust turns up $50K in cocaine, results in 3 arrests

Warrant has also been requested for arrest of fourth person

A drug bust in Greater Sudbury this week turned up more than $50,000 worth of cocaine and resulted in the arrests of three people — two of them from Toronto — and a warrant being requested for the arrest of a fourth person.

The drug trafficking ring has been under investigation by the Greater Sudbury Police Service Integrated Crime Team (ICT) working in collaboration with the Ontario Provincial Police Organized Crime Enforcement Bureau (OCEB) since January.

The three individuals were arrested Wednesday after a traffic stop on Regent Street.

Officers found 524 grams of cocaine (that's more than half a kilogram) with a value of $52,451, in addition to $350 in Canadian currency.

A 33-year-old woman from Greater Sudbury has been charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking. She was released from police custody with a promise to appear in court April 8.

A 31-year-old woman from Toronto is facing two charges of trafficking a scheduled substance, possession for the purpose of trafficking, possession of property obtained by crime, four counts of driving while prohibited and breach of probation.

A 35-year-old man from Toronto was charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking and breach of recognizance.

The man and woman from Toronto are due to appear in bail court today (Thursday, Feb. 27).

An arrest warrant has also been requested for a 45-year-old Greater Sudbury man in relation to this investigation. He is wanted for two counts of trafficking a scheduled substance.