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Traffic stop leads seizure of drugs, cash

OPP seize suspected fentanyl, cash and drug paraphernalia following a traffic stop on Sunday.
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Courtesy OPP.

FORT FRANCES, Ont. – A traffic stop by OPP has resulted in drug-related charges for three individuals.

According to a Ontario Provincial Police release, police conducted a traffic stop on Portage Avenue in Fort Frances.

Officers were looking to speak with the male driver in regards to an earlier occurrence.

A further investigation during the stop lead to officers locating and seizing a quantity of suspected fentanyl, Canadian currency and drug paraphernalia.

As a result of the investigation, police charged a 35-year-old of Fort Frances, a 38-year-old of Rainy River First Nation and a 24-year-old of Nicickousemenecaning with possession of a schedule 1 substance for the purpose of trafficking -other drugs and possession of proceeds of property obtained by crime under $5,000.

The 38-year-old and 24-year-old have been released on an undertaking to appear in court on Aug. 17 in Fort Frances.

The 35-year-old remains in custody and is schedule to appear in bail court on Monday, July 20.