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R.I.D.E. program leads to drug charges in Ignace

By Ryan Forbes Mar 6, 2023 | 1:10 PM

Photo courtesy of the Ignace OPP.

A 59-year-old Ignace man is facing two charges after being caught with a large quantity of suspected hydromorphone pills during a traffic stop.

The Ignace OPP say a R.I.D.E. program was being conducted in Ignace on at 6:45 a.m. on Saturday, when they observed an impaired driver. But during their investigation, police seized an amount of drugs.

As a result, the 59-year-old of Ignace is facing charges of:

– Possession of a Schedule I Substance for the purpose of trafficking,
– Operation of a motor vehicle while impaired – alcohol and drugs,

The accused has been held in custody and is scheduled to appear in Dryden court today to answer to the charges.

The OPP add that anyone with any information relating to the trafficking of illegal drugs in the region is asked to contact them at 1-888-310-1122 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).


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