Kapuskasing man arrested after dropping backpack filled with $8K in illegal drugs – and his ID
A man in Kapuskasing is facing charges after police found a backpack full of illegal drugs – and identification with the suspect's name and address. (File)
SUDBURY -- A man in Kapuskasing is facing charges after police found a backpack full of illegal drugs – and identification with the suspect's name and address.
On July 31 at 3:26 p.m., Cochrane members of the Ontario Provincial Police responded to a call from a motorist who located a bag, in a parking lot, along Highway 11 and turned it over to police.
"Within the bag, police found suspected morphine, hydromorphone, methamphetamine, cannabis resin, cannabis, Canadian currency as well as personal identification, with a combined estimated street value of approximately $8,000," police said in a news release.
It turns out the person who owned the bag also left his identification inside, and police found and arrested him.
A 61-year-old man from Kapuskasing now faces charges, including trafficking, possession of property obtained by crime and possessing cannabis for the purpose of selling it.
A search warrant executed Aug. 1 at the accused's residence uncovered an amount of cannabis plants which exceeded the legal limit and he has been charged with that, as well.
He is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Cochrane, on Oct. 8 to answer to the charges.