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Drug charges after vehicle stop

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East Algoma OPP has charged an Elliot Lake resident with drug charges following a traffic stop.

Constable Phil Young says last Friday evening officers were on patrol on Highway 108 in Elliot Lake when they spotted a car on Mountain Road.

He says officers knew the vehicle was being driven by an unlicensed driver, pulled him over after confirming he was a suspended driver and placed him under arrest.

He says after a search of the car, they found approximately 60 suspected methamphetamine pills, over 134 grams of suspected cocaine and crack cocaine, a digital scale, and over $2,000 in cash.

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Young adds the 39-year-old man from Elliot Lake was charged with two counts of possession for the purpose of trafficking, possession of stolen property and three counts of driving under suspension.

Young says the man is to appear in Elliot Lake court on August 9th.

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