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Police investigation breaks up cocaine operation

By: Sudbury Northern Life Staff

 | Dec 09, 2013 - 3:04 PM |
Police display the items seized in a drug bust on Nov. 26 including more than one kilogram of cocaine, brass knuckles, an extendable baton and Hell's Angels support shirts. Supplied photo.

Police display the items seized in a drug bust on Nov. 26 including more than one kilogram of cocaine, brass knuckles, an extendable baton and Hell's Angels support shirts. Supplied photo.

Sudbury man charged as officers seize more than one kilogram of cocaine

A 31-year-old Sudbury man faces a number of drug-trafficking charges following the conclusion of a joint forces investigation dubbed “OCLASS”, said Greater Sudbury Police Service.

In conjunction with the RCMP and the Ontario Provincial Police, officers busted up a cocaine trafficking operation, seizing 1,024 grams of cocaine destined for Greater Sudbury.

Officers stopped a vehicle on Nov. 26 on Highway 69 near French River. After searching the vehicle, police found more than one kilogram of cocaine, a set of brass knuckles, an extendable baton and other items.

The driver was arrested. He is charged with trafficking cocaine, possession for the purpose of trafficking cocaine and possession of property obtained by crime ($315 in Canadian currency).

The suspect has been released under a recognizance of bail and scheduled to attend Sudbury Courthouse on Jan.18, 2014.

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