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Police seize over $25K in suspected drugs, cash during traffic stop in Temagami

The 58-year-old Hearst driver faces multiple charges as a result
2021-06-16 - Temagami drug and cash seizure
Items seized.

Provincial police have made a big drug bust after stopping a vehicle for a traffic infraction on Highway 11 in Temagami June 5.

Investigation revealed that the driver was in possession of a suspected controlled substance. 

He was arrested and the vehicle was searched. The officer seized a quantity of suspected oxycodone, methamphetamine, hydromorphone, cocaine, cannabis, hashish and some cash. The combined street value is over $25,000.

Sylvain Brochu, 58, of Hearst is charged with:  

  • Possession for the purpose of distributing
  • Two counts of possession of a Schedule I substance for the purpose of trafficking - opioid
  • Possession of a Schedule I substance - methamphetamine
  • Possession of a Schedule I substance - cocaine
  • Possession of proceeds of property obtained by crime under $5,000

Brochu was released by way of an undertaking and is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice on July 20, in Temiskaming Shores.