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Impaired driving call leads to trafficking charges for Kirkland Lake man

Suspected methamphetamine, fentanyl, ketamine, LSD were also seized
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HARLEY TOWNSHIP - A call for a suspected impaired driver led to trafficking charges. 

Around 7:20 p.m. on April 9, Temiskaming OPP received a report about a suspected impaired driver on Highway 11 in Harley Township, which is near Temiskaming Shores. 

Officers found the vehicle and determined that the driver was allegedly impaired by drugs. The driver was arrested and brought to the Temiskaming detachment for further testing.

During the investigation, police also seized a rifle, drugs suspected to be methamphetamine, fentanyl, ketamine and LSD, and other drug paraphernalia.

A 35-year-old man from Kirkland Lake is charged with: 

  • Operation while impaired - alcohol and drugs
  • 3 counts of possession of a Schedule I substance for the purpose of trafficking
  • Unauthorized possession of a firearm

The accused was released from police custody and is scheduled to appear in court on May 7. His driver's licence was suspended for 90 days and his vehicle was impounded for seven days. 

None of the charges have been proven in court and the accused is considered innocent unless proven guilty.