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DRUG SEIZURE IN DRYDEN

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Two Dryden area men are facing drug charges as a result of a police investigation.

On Thursday Feb. 20, at approximately 12:45 p.m. officers from the Ontario Provincial Police Organized Crime Enforcement Bureau, Community Street Crime Unit, Northwest Region Emergency Response Team (ERT) and the Dryden Police Service conducted a traffic stop on Highway 17 in the City of Dryden.

As a result of the stop and a subsequent related search warrant Police seized 1090.81 grams of crystal methamphetamine, 1.41 grams of crack cocaine, 4.31 grams of heroin, 10 Oxycodone tablets, 135 tablets of hydromorphone, 52 tablets of various prescription medications, a firearm with ammunition, Canadian currency and drug related paraphernalia. The estimated street value of the crystal methamphetamine seized is $217,000.

As a result, a 30 year old man from Wabigoon has been charged with the following offences:

- Possession of a Schedule I substance for the purpose of Trafficking - Other Drugs X 3

- Possession of a Schedule I substance for the purpose of Trafficking - Heroin

- Possession of a Schedule I substance - Cocaine

- Possession of Property obtained by crime over $5000

- Occupant of a motor vehicle knowing there was a prohibited or restricted weapon

- Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm

The accused was held in custody and will appear today in the Ontario Court of Justice.

In addition, a 27 years old man from Wabigoon Lake First Nation has been charged with the following:

- Possession of a Schedule I substance for the purpose of Trafficking - Other Drugs X 3

- Possession of a Schedule I substance for the purpose of Trafficking - Heroin

- Possession of a Schedule I substance - Cocaine

- Possession of Property obtained by crime over $5000

- Occupant of a motor vehicle knowing there was a prohibited or restricted weapon

The accused was released on an undertaking and will appear in the Ontario Court of Justice on March 23.

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