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Traffic stop results in drug-trafficking charges

One Geraldton resident has been remanded into custody following a traffic stop.
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GERALDTON -- A traffic stop in Geraldton has resulted in drug-trafficking charges for a 46-year-old.

According to an Ontario Provincial Police release, officers conducted a traffic stop on Main Street in Geraldton on Wednesday as a result of an ongoing drug-trafficking investigation in the community.

The traffic stop led to the arrest of the driver of the motor vehicle.

Police seized a quantity of drugs including cocaine, oxycodone, methamphetamine, a small amount of Canadian currency as well as other drug paraphernalia.

The drugs have an estimated street value of approximately $9,200.

As a result of the investigation, Michael DONIO, 46, has been charged with two counts possession of a schedule I substance for the purposes of trafficking, possession of a schedule I substance, possession of proceeds of property obtained by crime over $5,000 and failure to comply with probation order.

The accused was remanded into custody pending bail hearing.


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