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Vehicle stop leads to $13,000 drug seizure

Tuesday, March 11, 2014   by: SooToday.com Staff

NEWS RELEASE

SAULT STE. MARIE
POLICE SERVICE

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Last evening officers from the Sault Ste. Marie Drug Enforcement Unit and the Crime Suppression Unit conducted a vehicle stop.

A search of the vehicle located 99 grams of marijuana, 85 grams of cocaine, 18 percocet tablets and 28 grams of crack cocaine.  

The estimated street value of the seized drugs is $12,875 dollars.

Officers also seized a large amount of money as well as 3 scales and packaging material.

39-year-old Rui Augusto of Hillside Drive has been charged with three counts of possession of a controlled drug or substance for the purpose of trafficking, one count of possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000 related to the seized money and one count of fail to comply with a recognizance for failing to abide by his conditions of keep the peace and be of good behavior.

29-year-old Nelson Alves of Silverdale Drive has been charged with three counts of possession of a controlled drug or substance for the purpose of trafficking and one count of possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000 related to the seized money.

Both males will appear in bail court this morning.

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If you have any information regarding these crimes, or any other crime, call Crime Stoppers at 705-942-7867 or 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS)

Submit an e-tip from the Crime Stoppers’ website at www.saultcrimestoppers.com or text keyword SSM with your tip to 274637. 

Text STOP to 274637 to cancel. Text HELP to 274637 for help.

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