Ontario Provincial Police in the Gogama made two drug arrests in separate incidents while making routine traffic stops last week.
On Saturday, at 6:05 p.m., the Gogama OPP conducted a traffic stop on Highway 144 approximately 30 kilometers south of Highway 101.
According to a release issued by the OPP, the investigation revealed the driver to be in possession of methamphetamine, oxycodone and marijuana.
The estimated value of the drugs is $24,000.
Darrell James, 54, of Timmins is currently charged with possession of methamphetamine for the purpose of trafficking, possession of oxycodone for the purpose of trafficking, possession of cannabis marijuana, under 30 grams, possession of unmarked fine cut tobacco and driving a motor vehicle with no licence.
He was scheduled to appear in Timmins provincial court Monday for a bail hearing.
In a separate incident, the OPP in Gogama reported making an arrest on Wednesday following a traffic stop in the same general area.
At 3:20 p.m., police conducted a vehicle stop on Highway 144, approximately 15 kilometres south of the Watershed for a Highway Traffic Act violation.
While speaking with the driver, police noted a strong odour of marijuana emanating from the vehicle.
The investigation revealed the driver had drugs inside the vehicle which resulted in the seizure of approximately seven pounds of cannabis marijuana and two grams of shatter (cannabis concentrate).
The estimated street value of the drugs seized in this incident is $12,000.
Tyler Thrones, 26, of Sudbury was charged with possession of cannabis marijuana under 30 grams, possession of a substance for the purpose of trafficking over three kilograms, possession of a substance for the purpose of trafficking under three kilograms, and driving a motor vehicle with no validated permit.
He was held for a bail hearing in Timmins provincial court and has a return date in court scheduled March 20.
Source: Timmins Press