A 20-year-old Sudbury man has been arrested for drug trafficking by the OPP in Cochrane.
At around 11:30 a.m. Sept. 11, the Cochrane OPP responded to what they describe as a “drug trafficking occurrence” in a commercial parking lot off of Highway 11 in the town of Cochrane.
The suspect was located an arrested a short time later on Third Street in the community.
Police seized suspected cocaine, drug paraphernalia and Canadian currency, that combined, had an estimated street value of $8,500.
The suspect has been charged with:
- Possession of a Schedule I Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking - Cocaine contrary to section 5(2) Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (CDSA),
- Trafficking in Schedule I Substance - Cocaine contrary to section 5(1) CDSA,
- Four counts of Fail to Comply with Probation Order contrary to section 733.1(1) of the Criminal Code (CC), and
- Two counts of Failure to Comply with Release Order - Other Than to Attend Court contrary to section 145(5)(a) CC.
He was held in custody for a bail hearing, and is scheduled to attend a video hearing with the Ontario Court of Justice in Cochrane Sept. 22.