Orillia OPP seize drugs, arrest four people and lay 32 charges

Three separate busts in just under an hour

Friday the 13th was bad luck for drug suspects in Orillia.

Ontario Provincial Police arrested four people and laid a total of 32 charges in three different incidents in just over an hour on Friday evening.

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Police conducted a stop on Laclie Street for a traffic violation. The officer became suspicious during a chat with the driver, who was arrested. The vehicle was searched and police said they seized numerous packages of marijuana.

A 22-year-old Etobicoke man was charged.

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Soon after, police were called about a report of a male in a vehicle consuming drugs and that the caller had the vehicle blocked in. Officers were told a weapon may have been seen and that another car had shown up. Police quickly located all of the vehicles involved and two people were charged, a 40-year-old Barrie woman and a 30-year-old man from Scarborough.

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Shortly after that incident was reported, officers received two separate calls from citizens reporting an erratic driver on Highway 11 northbound in Orillia. Police stopped the vehicle and arrested the driver. A search of the vehicle turned up large quantities of fentanyl, cocaine, marijuana and Canadian currency as well as a knife and a quantity of ammunition.

A 31-year-old man from North York was charged.