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RIDE programs leads to multiple charges

An OPP RIDE program has once again taken drugs off of North Bay streets.

Police are reporting that on August 12 around 2:00 am officers were conducting a spot check on the by-pass in North Bay.

A vehicle approached and officers observed cannabis available to the driver and began an investigation. Officers seized a large amount of Canadian cash, as well as numerous drugs suspected to be fentanyl, alprazolam, dextroamphetamine, rhoxal-metformin, hydromorphone and cannabis.

Three people from Ottawa were arrested at the scene and charged.

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A 19 and 21-year-old were charged with:

Possession of a Schedule I Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking (four counts) contrary to section 5(2) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (CDSA);

Possession of a Schedule IV Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking (two counts) contrary to section 5(2) of the CDSA; and

Possession of Proceeds of Property Obtained by Crime Under $5000 contrary to section 354(1)(a) of the Criminal Code (CC).

 

A 20-year-old was charged with:

Possession of a Schedule I Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking (four counts) contrary to section 5(2) of the CDSA;

Possession of a Schedule IV Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking (two counts) contrary to section 5(2) of the CDSA;

Possession of Proceeds of Property Obtained by Crime Under $5000 contrary to section 354(1)(a) of the CC; and

Drive Motor Vehicle with Cannabis Readily Available contrary to section 12(1) of the Cannabis Control Act 2017.

 

Two have been held in custody and are scheduled to appear in North Bay court on August 27. One was released and is scheduled to appear in North Bay court on October 13.

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