Police have laid drug charges following a traffic stop just east of the Sault on Saturday.
Police say they observed a parked minivan on the south shoulder of Highway 17 after 1:45 a.m. in Tarbutt-Tarbutt Additional Township that appeared to be disabled. Police say when they turned the cruiser around, the minivan pulled out onto the highway and a traffic stop was conducted.
Officers report they observed drug paraphernalia on the floor by the driver's feet.
Upon searching the vehicle, police say they located over 10.5 grams of suspected cocaine on one passenger, open liquor in the other passenger's purse, and query revealed the driver was unlicensed.
Kattie Blondeau, age 33, from Blind River, was charged with possession of schedule I substance - cocaine contrary to section 4(1) of the Criminal Code.
The accused is scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Blind River on Dec. 3, 2020.
Christina Corbiere, age 32, from Mississauga First Nation, was issued a provincial offence notice and charged with having liquor in open container in other than licence premises, residence or private place, contrary to section 31(2) of the Liquor Licence Act.
The driver, Dainith Toulouse, age 30, from Mississauga First Nation, was issued a provincial offence notice and charged with drive motor vehicle - no licence, contrary to section 32(1) of the Highway Traffic Act.