Police briefs: Sarnia police seize $64K in drugs and cash, youth dirt biker charged

A 31-year-old Sarnia man is facing three drug-trafficking charges after city police say they seized more than $64,000 in drugs and cash.

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A 31-year-old Sarnia man is facing three drug-trafficking charges after city police say they seized more than $64,000 in drugs and cash.

Sarnia officers were patrolling the area of 1600 London Line due to “various concerns” when they arrested a suspect wanted on an outstanding warrant. During a post-arrest search, officers found a “significant amount” of suspected drugs in the suspect’s backpack, police said.

The haul included more than 121 grams of suspected fentanyl in various colours, more than 11 grams of suspected cocaine, 10 grams of suspected crystal meth, and $1,375 in Canadian currency, police said. Officers also found “numerous” pieces of drug paraphernalia, including needles, sterile water, and smoking and snorting devices.

The suspect remains in custody pending a bail hearing.

YOUTH DIRT BIKE RIDER CHARGED

A 13-year-old Plympton-Wyoming youth has been charged with racing a vehicle or performing a stunt and careless driving after officers were shown footage of “unsafe acts after ongoing concern,” Lambton OPP say.

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Police were called Tuesday about youths driving dirt bikes unsafely on Egremont Road near Fleming Road. After looking at a recording, one youth was charged and they, along with their parents, were also cautioned about unlawfully driving an off-road vehicle without a licence plate or insurance on a highway, police said.

The young person was released with an upcoming court date.

“A reminder to off-road vehicle owners, the use of such equipment on roads in Lambton County is currently only permitted in Brooke-Alvinston, Dawn-Euphemia, St. Clair and Warwick townships and the village of Oil Springs,” Lambton OPP said in a statement.

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