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Traffic stop for speeding nets $100K in fentanyl, cocaine

Two southern Ontario residents facing numerous charges
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Two people from southern Ontario were pulled over for speeding Jan. 4, leading the OPP to discover fentanyl, cocaine and drug money in the vehicle. (File)

Suspected drug traffickers were caught by the OPP last week when they failed to obey the rules of the road.

Similar to a suspect caught New Year's Eve after he blew a red light and was found with fentanyl and other contraband, two suspects from southern Ontario were caught speeding Jan. 4 at 3:50 p.m. on Highway 69 near Richard Lake Road.

“During the investigation, police seized a quantity of drugs suspected to be fentanyl and cocaine along with a large amount of Canadian currency,” the OPP said in a news release. “The street value of the drugs seized is approximately $100,000.”

The 18-year-old driver from Toronto is charged with:

  •  Possession of a schedule I substance for the purpose of Trafficking (opioids);
  •  Possession of a schedule I substance for the purpose of trafficking (cocaine);
  •  Possession of proceeds of property obtained by crime over $5,000;
  •  Speeding; and
  •  Driving a vehicle with cannabis readily available.

The driver was released on an undertaking and is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Sudbury on Feb. 26.

The 31-year-old passenger from Brampton is charged with:

  •  Possession of a schedule I substance for the purpose of Trafficking (opioids);
  •  Possession of a schedule I substance for the purpose of trafficking (cocaine);
  •  Possession of proceeds of property obtained by crime over $5,000;
  •  Obstructing a peace officer;
  •  Impersonation with intent to avoid prosecution; and
  •  Having care or control of vehicle with cannabis readily available.

The passenger remains in custody pending a bail hearing Monday at the Ontario Court of Justice in Sudbury.