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Two Sudburians arrested after police find more than $250,000 worth of drugs in vehicle

Driver of the vehicle was wanted by GSPSĀ 
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Two Sudburians were arrested and hit with drug charges after an off-duty OPP officer reported their vehicle on Sept. 13. (File)

On Sept. 13 at approximately 8:40 a.m., members of the Nipissing West (Warren) Detachment of the OPP received a report from an off-duty OPP officer in regards to a suspicious vehicle on Nipissing Street in Markstay-Warren, Ontario.

Officers attended the scene, located and stopped the vehicle. Investigation revealed the driver was wanted by Greater Sudbury Police Service, as well as suspected to be impaired by drugs and was subsequently arrested.

Shortly thereafter, the female passenger was arrested for possession of a controlled substance. 

With the assistance of the OPP Canine Unit, officers seized a large quantity of drugs suspected to be "Purple and Pink" Heroin, a conducted energy weapon, an expandable baton and a large amount of Canadian currency. 

The street value of the drugs is approximately $270,000.

As a result of the investigation, the driver, a 32-year-old man from Sudbury, was charged with:

  • Possession of a Schedule I Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking - Heroin
  • Possession of a Prohibited Device
  • Operation While Impaired - Drugs
  • Fail to Comply with Recognizance (two counts)

The passenger, a 32-year-old woman from Sudbury was charged with:

  • Possession of a Schedule I Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking - Heroin
  • Possession of a Prohibited Device

Officers from the OPP North East Region Community Street Crime Unit and the Provincial Asset Forfeiture Unit are assisting with the ongoing investigation.

Both parties were held in custody for a bail hearing on Sept. 16 at the Ontario Court of Justice in Sudbury.
 




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