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Elliot Lake man found asleep at the wheel

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On October 19 at 8:30 a.m. East Algoma OPP received a call regarding a driver passed out in a parked vehicle on Westhill Road in Elliot Lake.

The tipster reported that a man was passed out in the driver's seat of a silver Jeep. Police checked it out and spoke to the driver. 

A half empty bottle of liquor was on the passenger seat and the driver exhibited signs of impairment. He was arrested, and in his possession was:

  • a used crack pipe,
  • small baggies,
  • digital scale,
  • numerous cell phones,
  • two open bottles of liquor,
  • 12 grams of cocaine,
  • 44 Xanax pills,
  • 55 grams of crystal meth,
  • 30 milliliters of Pyrantel Pamoate. 

Botuli (Sam) Ilanga, 39, from Elliot Lake is charged with:

  • Operation while impaired - alcohol and drugs
  • Possession of a Schedule I Substance for the purpose of trafficking - cocaine
  • Possession of a Schedule III Substance for the purpose of trafficking
  • Possession of a Schedule IV Substance for the purpose of trafficking
  • Possession of a Schedule I Substance for the purpose of trafficking - methamphetamine
  • Possession of proceeds of property obtained by crime under $5,000

His driver's licence was suspended and the vehicle was towed and impounded. 

Ilanga was scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice Bail Court in Blind River Friday.