Two Dokis First Nation men have been charged following an OPP investigation.
The OPP says that it stopped a vehicle on Highway 17 in Hagar on September 2.
Officers found over $7,500 worth of suspected Fentanyl they believe was destined for the West Nipissing area.
As a result, a 63-year-old was charged with:
Possession of a Schedule 1 Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking – Opioid (other than heroin), contrary to section 5(2) of the CDSA.
He was released and is scheduled to appear at the Sudbury courthouse October 14.
A 26-year-old was also charged with:
Possession of a Schedule 1 Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking – Opioid (other than heroin), contrary to section 5(2) of the CDSA;
Fail to Comply with Probation Order, contrary to section 733.1(1) of the Criminal Code (CC); and
Driving While Under Suspension (two counts), contrary to section 53(1) of the Highway Traffic Act
He is scheduled to appear at the Sudbury Court of juice on September 3.
OPP Media Relations/Community Safety Officer Constable Michelle Coulombe says that it’s a big quantity of drugs seized, but they must stay vigilant.
“The fight never ends, unfortunately. We try out best to keep the stuff off the streets but it’s out there. It’s everywhere. But we’re trying as much as possible, and we’re trying to save lives. In this fight against the opioid crisis… any help is good help. If residents believe they’re witnessing something and want to share with police, please do so. They could also remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers.”