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Police seize drugs, weapons during traffic stop

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NEWS RELEASE
TIMMINS POLICE SERVICE
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The Timmins Police Service has charged a local man with a number of Criminal Code and Drug Possession offences stemming from an incident which occurred yesterday evening (March 11) in Timmins.

While completing patrols of his assigned patrol zone, a Timmins Police Service officer noted that a vehicle was being driven in a suspicious fashion on Second Avenue continuing onto Elm Street and striking a snowbank.

A traffic stop was initiated by the officer on Algonquin Blvd, where the driver was interviewed and displayed signs of impairment.

The officer completed an arrest of the driver for impaired operation of a motor vehicle and on the strength of an existing arrest warrant held by the Timmins Police.

The driver was subjected to further testing by a Drug Recognition Expert officer at the Timmins Police station where it was determined that the driver was impaired by drug.

In the course of the ensuing investigation, the following was located and seized as evidence by the Timmins Police Service: 

  • 261 Methamphetamine tablets 
  • 6 Pregabalin pills 
  • 48 PMS
  • 2 Hydromorphone pills 
  • 30 Morphine pills 
  • 45 Xanax pills 
  • 40.3 grams of unknown white powder – narcotic origin being determined 
  • 4.1 grams of crack cocaine 
  • 13.5 grams of crystal methamphetamine 
  • 7.1 grams of cocaine 
  • 107 grams of cannabis 
  • 23.8 grams of purple fentanyl 
  • 4 digital scales 
  • a set of brass knuckles with folding knife 
  • a .177 pellet gun 
  • a folding knife 
  • set of wooden brass knuckles 
  • a conductive energy weapon 
  • an undetermined amount of Canadian currency

As a result of the incident, Alain Gamache, 38, of Timmins, has been charged with: 

  • Impaired operation of motor vehicle contrary to the Criminal Code of Canada 
  • 12 counts of possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking contrary to the Controlled Drug and Substances Act 
  • 2 counts of occupant of motor vehicle – knowing a prohibited or restricted weapon is present contrary to the Criminal Code of Canada 
  • 5 counts of possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose contrary to the Criminal Code of Canada 
  • Possession of property obtained by crime contrary to the Criminal Code of Canada 
  • Possession of over 30 grams of dried cannabis contrary to the Cannabis Act 
  • 8 counts of fail to comply with release order contrary to the Criminal Code of Canada

Gamache remains in police custody awaiting a bail hearing slated for today at provincial court in Timmins, to answer to the charges laid against him.

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