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Drug-trafficking charges laid in Longlac

Fentanyl, cocaine, crack cocaine, crystal methamphetamine, and prescription drugs seized following an ongoing investigation.
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LONGLAC -- Two individuals are facing drug-related charges following an ongoing investigation in Longlac.

According to an Ontario Provincial police release, officers, with the assistance of the OPP Organized Crime Enforcement Bureau - Thunder Bay and the Greenstone OPP Community Street Crime Unit, have laid charges for drug trafficking.

 As a result of the investigation, officers have seized suspected illicit substances with a street value of over $102,000, including fentanyl, cocaine, crack cocaine, crystal methamphetamine, and prescription drugs, and more than $5,000 in Canadian currency.

Jonathon BOUCHARD, 42 years old, has been arrested and charged with possession of a schedule substance for the purpose of trafficking, possession of a schedule I substance, possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000 and failure to comply with release order.

This accused has been remanded into custody and is scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Thunder Bay on Aug.18 to answer to these charges.

Police also arrested and charged Donald GAGNON, 37 years old, with possession of a schedule substance for the purpose of trafficking.

This accused has been released on an undertaking and is scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Longlac on Sept. 21 to answer to this charge.

If you have any information about the trafficking of fentanyl or other illicit drugs, call the OPP at 1-888-310-1122. Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), or report online through ontariocrimestoppers.ca, where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.

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