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Elmvale teen charged in ‘substantial’ drug bust

OPP say street value of seized substances estimated to be in excess of $20,000
Provincial police say they seized cash and drugs in a traffic stop Friday evening in Springwater Township..

Members of the Huronia West Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police have laid numerous drug-related charges and seized a substantial quantity of drugs and cash as a result of a traffic stop within Springwater Township.

On the evening of Friday March 17, 2023, around 9 p.m. an officer was on general uniform patrol on County Road 27 within Springwater Township. 

The officer noted a traffic violation from a passing motorist and a traffic stop was commenced. Upon interacting with the driver, a small amount of cannabis was seen readily available to the driver.

From there a search of the vehicle commenced where a substantial amount of various types of suspected drugs and trafficking paraphernalia were located and seized as follows;

·      Cocaine 137.6 grams

·      Fentanyl 16.3 grams

·      Psilocybin 6.3 grams

·      Oxycodone 57 pills

·      Hydromorphone 9 pills

·      $3,575 Canadian currency

·      Infiniti weighing scale x 2

·      Apple iPhone

The street value of the seized substances is estimated to be in excess of $20,000.

As a result of the investigation, a 19-year-old male from Elmvale was arrested and criminally charged with the following;

·      Possession of a Schedule I substance for the purpose of trafficking- opioid (Other than Heroin) x3

·      Possession of a Schedule I substance for the purpose of trafficking - cocaine

·      Possession of a Schedule III substance for the purpose of trafficking

Various other charges were also laid under the Highway Traffic Act, Tobacco Tax Act, Cannabis & Control Act 2017, and Cannabis Act.

The accused is scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Collingwood, on April 18, 2023.