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Pair charged in Cochrane drug bust

A row of black and yellow OPP shirts. (File photo/Supplied/Ontario Provincial Police) A row of black and yellow OPP shirts. (File photo/Supplied/Ontario Provincial Police)
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Two northern Ontario residents are charged with drug trafficking after a raid in Cochrane on Wednesday seized an estimated $8,500 in suspected fentanyl, crystal methamphetamine and hydromorphone, police say.

The drug bust on Fifteenth Avenue happened shortly before 9:30 a.m. Feb. 7, Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) said in a news release.

OPP officers with assistance from members of the Nishnawbe Aski Police Service executed a drug-related search warrant at the location.

As a result of the investigation, a 37-year-old local woman and a 34-year-old man from Timmins are charged with drug trafficking.

The man was released from custody prior to police issuing the news release and is scheduled to appear in court on March 20 to answer the charge.

The woman was held pending a bail hearing.

None of the allegations has been proven in court.

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