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Traffic stop leads to drug charges

A North York resident faces drug trafficking charges following on traffic stop on Highway 17A.
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KENORA, Ont. -- An early morning traffic stop by OPP has resulted in drug charges for a North York resident.

Ontario Provincial Police conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle for a Highway Traffic Act violation on Sunday around 12:55 a.m. on Highway 17A.
As a result of the traffic stop, police found and seized a large amount of Canadian currency, about 202 grams of suspected cocaine, 54 grams of crack cocaine, oxycodone pills and items associated to the drug trade. The estimated street value of the drugs is $30,031.

Police charged a 56-year-old from North York for possession of a schedule I substance for the purpose of trafficking-cocaine and possession of a schedule  substance for the purpose of trafficking-opioid (other than heroin).

The 56-year-old was also charged with failure to comply with release order-other than to attend court.

The accused appeared in Kenora bail court on Monday to answer to the charges.