It happened in Sturgeon Falls, just west of North Bay.

During the early morning hours of December 4, West Nipissing Police Service officers were on general patrol on John Street in Sturgeon Falls.

The officers observed a man walking in the area and a short time later, the officers observed same man walking out from behind a building.

He was stopped by police and questioned after his backpack, that was hidden a short distance away, his located. Upon searching the man and the backpack, police seized a substantial amount of street drugs and money.

Officers seized:

  • over 16 grams of suspected Purple H (heroine/fentanyl mixture),
  • 13 grams of cocaine,
  • 17 grams of Crystal Meth,
  • over 1700 methamphetamine pills (speed),
  • 158 grams of marijuana,
  • and over $2500.00 cash.

The street value of the drugs is estimated at approximately $26,000.

A 42-year-old man from Sturgeon Falls now faces five counts of possession for the purpose of trafficking in a controlled substance, possession of property obtained by crime and breach of Probation.

Anyone with information about this occurrence is asked to contact the West Nipissing Police Service at 705-753-1234.  For those who wish to remain anonymous, there are three ways to contact the Near North Crime Stoppers.  Call 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), text the word “Nipper” plus the tip information to CRIMES (274637), or submit a tip online at