Drugs seized frm car and driver in Perth East (photo submitted by Perth County OPP)

Car in ditch in Perth East leads to opioid seizure

A call from a concerned driver about a car in a ditch in Perth East in February led police to a substantial drug seizure.

OPP officers located the car and driver and determined that his ability to operate a vehicle was impaired. He was transported to the Sebringville OPP detachment for further testing, and charged with operation while impaired, and failure to comply with demand to provide a sample.

Drugs seized at the time were later determined through analysis to be fentanyl and carfentanil. They had a total estimated street value of $10,600.

Additional charges against the 25-year-old Toronto man include possession for the purpose of trafficking opioids.

He is scheduled to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice in Stratford on June 10.

The Perth County OPP encourages motorists to pull over and call 911 if you observe any unusual driving behaviour.