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RIDE SPOT CHECK LEADS TO DRUG CHARGE AGAINST LOCAL MAN

The Timmins Police Service has charged a local man with a number drug possession offence stemming from an incident which occurred during the early morning hours of Tuesday, March 30th.

While completing a RIDE sobriety spot check on Algonquin Blvd, a Timmins Police Service officer had occasion to stop a Chevrolet Cruze and noted a passenger engaged in suspicious activity in the back seat.

The officer observed the passenger attempting to hide something on his person.

Investigative measures that followed led to the seizure of approximately 2. 4 grams of purple Fentanyl.

The suspect was arrested and taken into police custody.

As a result of the incident, Jeffrey DIONNE, 46, of Timmins, has been charged with:

– Possession of a Controlled Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking contrary to the Controlled Drug and Substances Act

DIONNE was released from custody on the strength of an Appearance Notice compelling his appearance at Provincial Court in Timmins on April 13th to answer to the charge laid against him.