North Bay police find oxycodone and Percocet pills after stopping pick-up truck
The estimated value of the drugs seized is $30,000. (Stock photo)
Stopping a pick-up truck in North Bay has resulted in the seizure of a huge amount of prescription drugs that have a street value of about $30,000.
The June 10th stop was part of an ongoing investigation by the North Bay Police Services’ Street Crime Unit.
The stop saw police confiscate 356 oxycodone pills and 70 Percocet pills.
With the arrest in place, city police then got a search warrant and with help from the OPP raided the home of one of the accused in Eldee, a small community northeast of Redbridge.
Police say in the search they found a number of controlled drugs plus two non-restricted firearms with ammunition.
Both of the accused, a 39-year-old man and 36-year-old woman, are from Eldee.
Both are charged with single counts of possession of a controlled substance, and two counts each of unauthorized possession of a firearm and careless storage of a firearm.
In addition, the man is charged with six counts of possession of a firearm or ammunition, four counts of operating a vehicle while prohibited and two counts of possession of a controlled for the purpose of trafficking.
Police also seized the man’s pick-up truck.