Two people from Sudbury area, one from North Bay facing drug, weapons charges
An impaired driving stop Sept. 6 by the West Parry Sound Ontario Provincial Police uncovered a variety of drugs and weapons, police said Tuesday. (Supplied)
SUDBURY -- An impaired driving stop Sept. 6 by the West Parry Sound Ontario Provincial Police uncovered a variety of drugs and weapons, police said Tuesday.
Police seized drugs they suspect is cocaine, Psilocybin (magic mushrooms), methamphetamine and marijuana.
Weapons seized include black brass knuckles, butterfly knife, two blue swords with sheaths, a machete, aluminium baseball bat, pepper spray, two folding knives, dynamite, electric blasting cap and non-electric blasting cap, as well as more than $10,000 in cash.
The incident began at 1 p.m. Sept. 6, when police located a suspected impaired driver in a parking lot on Magnetawan First Nation.
"After speaking with the driver, officers concluded the driver was under the influence of a drug," police said in a news release. "The driver was arrested and transported to the West Parry Sound OPP Detachment where further testing was conducted."
The 42-year-old driver, of Cleland Township just outside of Sudbury, is charged with impaired driving.
The driver and the two passengers – a 38-year-old man from Valley East, and a 40-year-old woman from North Bay – are all charged with:
- Possession of a prohibited device or ammunition.
- Making or possessing explosives for unlawful purpose.
- Possession of property obtained by crime under $5,000.
- Two counts of trafficking.
- Possession of illegal drugs for the purpose of trafficking.
The two people from the Sudbury area are being held in custody and scheduled to appear in bail court at the Ontario Court of Justice in Parry Sound today. The third person will be in court at a later date, police said.