Shortly after 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, December 6, 2020, we were called in relation to a Suspicious Vehicle complaint in the parking lot of a grocery store on Regent Street in Greater Sudbury. Information provided was that the vehicle had been running in the parking lot for two hours and the driver appeared to be asleep in the driver’s seat. The caller had attempted to wake up the driver by knocking on the window; however, the driver did not appear responsive.

Officers arrived on scene and located the vehicle still running in the parking lot with the driver behind the wheel. The Officers made multiple attempts to get the man’s attention and when they finally did, he showed visible signs of impairment.

An Officer conducted a Standard Field Sobriety Test where the man performed poorly and was placed under arrest for Operation While Impaired by Drug. The man was transported to Police Headquarters where a Drug Recognition Expert conducted a series of tests. During the evaluation the man refused to complete part of the mandatory testing resulting in an additional charge of Failure or Refusal to Comply with Demand.

Due to the man being arrested while operating his vehicle, Officers completed a search of the car and located around 150g of Fentanyl and 85g of Cocaine, as well as, close to $7,000 in cash.

The street value of the drugs is approximately $60,000.

The 28 year old man from Greater Sudbury has been charged with the following under the Criminal Code of Canada and the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act;

  • Operation While Impaired by Drug
  • Failure or Refusal to Comply with Demand
  • Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking a Schedule I Substance x2
  • Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Over $5,000
  • Breach of Probation

He was released on an Undertaking with a Court date of February 3, 2021.