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Alberta pair passed out in a vehicle in northern Ont. found with $12K in hard drugs

An Ontario Provincial Police vehicle. (File photo/Supplied/Ontario Provincial Police) An Ontario Provincial Police vehicle. (File photo/Supplied/Ontario Provincial Police)

Two people from Lethbridge, Alta., have been charged after police in West Nipissing found them unconscious in a vehicle.

They were discovered around 7 a.m. on Wednesday when Ontario Provincial Police investigated a vehicle that was parked on the highway.

“The two occupants were sleeping inside the vehicle and were arrested,” the OPP said in a news release Thursday.

“Police located and seized drugs suspected to be cocaine, heroin, fentanyl and methamphetamine, with an estimated street value of $12,000.”

The 38-year-old driver was charged with impaired driving and several counts of drug trafficking. The 28-year-old passenger was charged with four counts of trafficking.

Both the accused were released and are scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice on July 4 in North Bay.

The driver was issued a 90-day driver's licence suspension and the vehicle was impounded for seven days.

“The OPP would like to remind the public that if you see a possible impaired driver on our roadways, waterways, or trails, please make the call and dial 911 as impaired driving never ends well, please plan a way to get home safely,” police said. Top Stories


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