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Cobalt man arrested carrying $11,000 in Fentanyl

Also charged with failing to attend for fingerprints
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File photo. Fentanyl. Courtesy OPP.

On November 18, shortly after 2:30 p.m. members from the Temiskaming Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police and the OPP North East Region Community Street Crime Unit saw a man that was failing to comply with their release condition on Lang Street in Cobalt.

Further investigation yielded a substantial quantity of suspected red and blue Fentanyl, with a street value worth over $11,000.

Mark Beairsto, 52, of Cobalt was arrested and charged with:

  • Possession of a Schedule I substance for the purpose of Trafficking - Opioid
  • Fail to attend for fingerprints - as per undertaking

Beairsto was held for a bail hearing and is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice at a later date, in Temiskaming Shores.