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3 facing trafficking charges in Cochrane incident

11-07-18 OPP Stock
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Three North Bay residents are facing trafficking charges after an incident in Cochrane. 

On Nov. 23 just before 2 p.m., James Bay OPP say they received a call about a person "slumped over the wheel" of a parked car in the Canadian Tire parking lot on Highway 11. 

Police say there were two unconscious people in the vehicle and the driver was assessed by an OPP Drug Recognition Expert. 

Three people from North Bay have been charged.

Kyle Kerr, 24, is charged with impaired driving and four counts of possession of a substance for the purpose of trafficking. His vehicle has been impounded for seven days and his licence is suspended for 90 days.

Kyle Leblond, 29, is charged with four counts of possession of a substance for the purpose of trafficking. Patrick-Garrett Chum, 43, is charged with obstructing a police officer and five counts of possession of a substance for the purpose of trafficking.

The accused have all been released and are scheduled to appear in a Cochrane court on Jan. 3.

"The OPP reminds motorists that no amount of alcohol or drug is acceptable to consume and drive. If you observe a suspected impaired driver, please call 911 or contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122," reads a news release.