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Three people from Sturgeon Falls charged in $68K drug bust

Officers seized Fentanyl and cocaine from a home on Railway Street
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Fentanyl pills seized in an earlier Vancouver Police Department investigation. A North Vancouver dealer will be sentenced in the new year after selling to undercover officers 17 times in 2017 and 2018. File photo by Dan Toulgoet/Vancouver Courier

Three people from Sturgeon Falls will answer to a number of drug-related charges after they were arrested June 23.

The Ontario Provincial Police searched a home on Railway Stree in Sturgeon Falls at about 11: 55 p.m. Officers seized drugs suspected to be Fentanyl and cocaine worth about $68,180, as well as drug paraphernalia and more than $2,000 in cash. 

A 34-year-old and 29-year-old from Sturgeon Falls have been charged with possession of a Schedule 1 substance for the purpose of trafficking - cocaine, possession of a Schedule 1 substance for the purpose of trafficking - opioid, and possession of property obtained by crime under $5,000.

They were released on an undertaking and are scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice on Sept. 3 in West Nipissing.

A 31-year-old from Sturgeon Falls faces the same charges, as well as a charge for failing to comply with his release order. He remains in custody and will appear at the Ontario Court of Justice Bail Court (video conferencing) on July 2 in North Bay.