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From the OPP

Drug bust nabs pair

On Nov. 19, members of the Rainy River District OPP and the Community Street Crime Unit started an investigation into the trafficking of crystal methamphetamine in Rainy River District.

At 6:55 p.m., members of the Atikokan OPP conducted a vehicle stop. Two male occupants were located in the vehicle and subsequently arrested.

R.I.D.E. campaign to begin

Members of the Rainy River District OPP would like to advise the public of the Festive R.I.D.E. (Reduce Impaired Driving Everywhere) campaign that is taking place from Nov. 23-Jan. 2.

Officers will be conducting R.I.D.E. programs throughout the district during this time period and beyond to combat impaired driving.

Tips sought on Morson break-ins

Members of the Rainy River District OPP are requesting the public's assistance in solving five break-and-enters that occurred on the Red Wing Road in the Morson area over the past week.

Unknown culprit(s) entered the seasonal residences and stole numerous items, including alcohol, a generator, a television, and a number of firearms.

Pair of drivers charged

On Nov. 11 around 5:05 a.m., members of the Rainy River District OPP received a report of a motor-vehicle collision on Highway 11 at Manitou Rapids First Nation.

An officer attended the scene and spoke with the driver, soon suspecting that he had alcohol in his body.

The male was arrested and transported to the Fort Frances OPP detachment, where he underwent further testing.

Trio charged in drug bust

On Tuesday around 9 p.m., officers from the Organized Crime Enforcement Bureau, Community Street Crime Unit, and the Dryden Police Service executed a search warrant on a Dryden residence.

Police seized 284 grams of methamphetamine, with a street value of about $56,800, as well as drug trafficking materials and Canadian currency.