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Red Lake man charged with drug trafficking

Police say a quantity of cocaine and cash were seized as a result of an investigation in Red Lake on Feb. 10.
Espanola OPP charged a 58-year-old man from Whitefish River First Nation for stunt driving on Sept. 7. Supplied photo.

RED LAKE, Ont., — A 64-year-old Red Lake man is facing drug trafficking charges following an investigation by Ontario Provincial Police on Wednesday.

Members of the OPP from the Kenora and Red Lake detachment conducted a drug investigation on Feb. 10 where a quantity of cocaine and cash were seized by officers.

As a result, Michael Desmeules was charged with one count of possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking and possession of proceeds of property obtained by crime under $5,000.

He was released by way of an undertaking and is scheduled to appear in court next on March 18.