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Six people charged with drug trafficking in Kirkland Lake

$80K in fentanyl, crystal meth seized from McCamus Avenue home. April 18, 2024 (Ontario Provincial Police) $80K in fentanyl, crystal meth seized from McCamus Avenue home. April 18, 2024 (Ontario Provincial Police)
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Ontario Provincial Police charged six people with drug trafficking in two separate incidents in Kirkland Lake this week, seizing a total of nearly $90,000 in drugs.

Drug bust

Three people from Kirkland Lake are charged with drug trafficking after police raided a home and found $80,000 in suspected fentanyl and crystal meth.

The community street crime unit searched a home on McCamus Avenue on April 18 with the help of the tactical and emergency response teams, Ontario Provincial Police said in a news release.

Officers seized multiple cell phones along with the drugs and provided a photo of 11 plastic bags of what looks like purple fentanyl along with a bag of what is suspected to be crystal meth.

Two local women, ages 38 and 39, are charged with two counts of drug trafficking along with a 49-year-old man.

All three suspects were held for a bail hearing and remain in custody.

They are scheduled to appear in court April 24.

Sobriety checkpoint

On Sunday, three people from Quebec were charged following a RIDE check in Kirkland Lake.

Officers were checking vehicles for sobriety when the occupant of one vehicle was found to be wanted on an outstanding warrant, Ontario Provincial Police said in a news release.

"As a result of the investigation, police located and seized drugs suspected to be fentanyl, methamphetamine, lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) and drug paraphernalia with an approximate street value of $6,320," OPP said.

A 41-year-old woman and 38-year-old man from Senneterre, Que., and a 36-year-old man from Amos were charged with two counts of drug trafficking as a result.

The driver, 36, was also charged with failing to surrender his insurance card.

Meanwhile, the two other suspects were additionally charged with several counts of failing to comply with probation orders.

The woman was also charged with failing to comply with a release order and drug possession for a small amount of LSD.

She was held for a bail hearing and was remanded while the two men were released and scheduled to appear in court May 30.

There is no indication that either of the cases are connected. 

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