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Investigation results in drug charge

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Members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Ignace Detachment are investigating the sudden death of a 37-year-old Burlington, Ont. man which occurred on Dec. 6, 2019 at approximately 8:43 a.m. on West Street in Ignace.

As a result of the investigation, a 48-year-old Ignace manhas been charged with Trafficking in a Schedule l substance - Opioid contrary to Section 5(1) of the Controlled Drugs and Substance Act.

The accused appeared at the Ontario Court of Justice yesterday and was held in custody.

Members of the North West Region Crime Unit under the direction of Acting Detective Inspector Karl Duewel, OPP Criminal Investigation Branch, are continuing their investigation into the circumstances surrounding the death.

Any person with information regarding this investigation should immediately contact the Ontario Provincial Police at 1-888-310-1122.

Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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