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Traffic stop leads to impaired, weapons charges for Sudbury man

A 24-year-old Sudbury man is facing multiple charges after Manitoulin OPP received a call about an eastbound vehicle driving erratically on Highway 17 
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A 24-year-old Sudbury man is facing multiple charges, including drug and weapons offences, after Manitoulin OPP received a call about an eastbound vehicle driving erratically on Highway 17. 

On May 7, shortly after 11 p.m., police received multiple traffic complaints of the man’s vehicle travelling on Highway 17 in Baldwin Township, north of Espanola in the Sudbury district. 

When police conducted a traffic stop, they determined the driver was impaired. The driver was arrested and transported to the OPP detachment for further testing. The vehicle was searched, and police located multiple knives, pepper spray, ammunition, suspected cocaine, and suspected methamphetamine.

As a result of the investigation, the 24-year-old man from Sudbury has been charged with:

  • Possession of weapon for dangerous purpose
  • Possession of a prohibited device or ammunition - two counts
  • Operation while impaired - alcohol and drugs
  • Possession of a schedule I substance for the purpose of trafficking - two counts
  • Unauthorized possession of weapon
  • Dangerous operation

The accused is scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Espanola on July 8, 2024.