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Drug trafficking suspect busted in Timmins area

OPP NEWS RELEASE ******************** Nighthawk Lake resident charged with drug offences (SOUTH PORCUPINE, ON) - On the 2nd of November 2005, a joint drug investigation conducted by members of Project Northern Gateway (an O.P.P.
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******************** Nighthawk Lake resident charged with drug offences

(SOUTH PORCUPINE, ON) - On the 2nd of November 2005, a joint drug investigation conducted by members of Project Northern Gateway (an O.P.P. Drug Enforcement Section lead initiative), and members of the South Porcupine Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police, resulted in the arrest of one Matheson resident, and one Germany Township resident.

At approximately 12:30 p.m., two persons were stopped after meeting on Highway 101 in Taylor Township.

The two persons were arrested and searched incident to their arrest.

The search resulted in the seizure of prescription medication, cannabis resin, as well as Canadian currency. A subsequent search warrant was executed at a residence on Nighthawk Retreat Road.

The search of the residence resulted in the seizure of cannabis marijuana and cannabis resin.

The controlled substances seized have a potential street value of approximately $2400.

One person has been charged in connection with this investigation.

Charged: Lyle HANSEN

Date of Birth: 09 November 1949

Address: #2 Nighthawk Retreat Road, German Township, ON Offences

- one count of trafficking a controlled substance - Section 5(1) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act

- three counts of possession of a controlled substance - Section 4(1) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act

- one count of possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking - Section 5(2) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act.

Court:1st appearance – 22 November 2005.

Release: promise to appear and undertaking

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