Traffic Stop Cocaine Drug Bust

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(NIPIGON, ON) -On Saturday May 18, 2019 approximately 10:00 am officers of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Schreiber Detachment responded to a report of a collision on Highway 17 Syine Township (east of Terrace Bay, ON) involving a westbound vehicle.

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As a result of investigation, police found the female operator of the vehicle to be a suspended driver.ย Police observed improperly stored marihuana which was readily available to the driver, a subsequent search of the vehicle and occupants located approximately 440 grams of cocaine and a large knife.ย Further investigation determined the male passenger had provided police with a false name.

As a result, Magdalene Porras a 24 year old female from Toronto, ON is charged with:

  • Possession of a schedule I substance โ€“ cocaine โ€“ for the purpose of trafficking contrary to section 5(2) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act.
  • Driving while under suspension contrary to section 53(1) of the Highway Traffic Act.

Also a male 16-year-old young person of Toronto, ON, who cannot be identified as per the Youth Criminal Justice Act (YCJA), was charged with the following offences:

  • Possession of a schedule I substance โ€“ cocaine โ€“ for the purpose of trafficking contrary to section 5(2) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act.
  • Obstruct peace officer contrary to section 129(a) of the Criminal Code.
  • Possession of Weapon for Dangerous Purpose contrary to section 88 of the Criminal Code.

Both were held for a video bail hearing on Sunday May 19, 2019,ย at which time they wereย remanded into custody.

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Source: OPP

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