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Driver charged

On Saturday around 1:50 a.m., the Rainy River District OPP, while on patrol, observed an erratic driver in Fort Frances.

Officers then conducted a traffic stop on the 800 block of Williams Avenue.

The driver, a 24-year-old Fort Frances man, failed the roadside test.

He was arrested and taken to OPP detachment for breath tests.

More drug charges laid

In the early afternoon of Jan. 11, members of the OPP’s Community Drug Action Team, Organized Crime Enforcement Bureau, and North West Region Emergency Response Team executed a search warrant at a residence in Fort Frances.

In executing the warrant, a quantity of cocaine, marijuana, and crime-related proceeds were seized.

Driver facing charges

The Rainy River District OPP was notified of a traffic complainant in the east end of Fort Frances on Tuesday around 3:30 p.m.

Officers located the driver on the 800 block of Minnie Avenue.

A Lake of the Woods Township man, aged 61, was arrested at the scene and taken to the OPP detachment for breath tests.

Trio busted

Three people face charges following an ongoing investigation into drug-trafficking in Kenora.

On Tuesday, Jan. 3 shortly before 8 p.m., police executed a search warrant on a residence in the Lakeside area of Kenora.

Two men, aged 43 and 26, and a woman, 35, all of Kenora, were arrested and searched at the scene.

Drug charges laid

On Jan. 4, members of the OPP’s Community Drug Action Team and North West Region Emergency Response Team executed a search warrant at a residence in Fort Frances.

In executing the warrant, a quantity of marijuana and crime-related proceeds were seized.

R.I.D.E. working

The Rainy River District OPP has completed more than 160 R.I.D.E. checks between Nov. 27 and Dec. 22.

Officers have laid four impaired driving charges and issued three three-day driver’s licence suspension.

Two people also were arrested on outstanding warrants while several drivers were charged under the Highway Traffic Act during that span.

OPP charge driver

On Saturday at 3:30 a.m., Rainy River District OPP officers received a complaint about a motor vehicle on Highway 11 in Dawson Township.

Shortly afterwards, officers received another complaint that the vehicle had left the roadway before coming to rest on railway tracks belonging to Canadian National Railway.