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Trio busted for drugs


Three local men were arrested at Canada Customs here Sunday when it was found they possessed a quantity of marijuana.

The suspects, two of whom were 23 while the other was 20, were charged with importing/exporting a scheduled substance. They will appear in court at a later date.

In other police news, a vehicle was spotted weaving on the 1000 block of Scott Street on Sunday.

The vehicle was stopped and the driver, a 23-year-old local man, was charged with driving while impaired and driving a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol level over 80 mg.

Meanwhile, Rainy River OPP investigated a report of a break and enter and theft in the Spohn Township area on the weekend. This matter still is under investigation, police said.

Rainy River OPP also is investigating a recovered stolen vehicle that was first reported stolen yesterday in Rainy River.

On Saturday, police investigated an accident in the Frog Creek area involving two snowmachines. Both drivers were taken to hospital with injuries and released yesterday.

No charges will be laid in this accident, police said.

And a patrol of fishing shacks in the Morson area on the weekend resulted in a 34-year-old Brainerd, Mn. man being charged under the Liquor Licence Act.

On Friday, police received a call about a vehicle being vandalized in the parking lot at the Memorial Sports Centre. This remains under investigation, police said.

And a complaint was received Friday regarding an intoxicated subject panhandling in front of Northern Lights Credit Union.

As a result, the male was arrested and lodged pending sobriety, police said.

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