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Purple heroin, cocaine seized from Peterborough driver: police

A drug known as purple heroin is shown in a photo provided by OPP.
A drug known as purple heroin is shown in a photo provided by OPP. OPP file photo

Police say a Peterborough man faces numerous drug charges after purple heroin (heroin laced with fentanyl), cocaine and cash were seized during a vehicle stop on Thursday.

As part of an ongoing investigation, members of the Peterborough Police Service’s Intelligence, Crime Analyst, Asset Forfeiture and Drug Unit conducted a vehicle stop on Cameron Street.

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Police say the driver was arrested for possession for the purpose of trafficking cocaine. During the search of the vehicle, police seized:

• 3.3 grams of purple heroin (heroin laced with fentanyl)
• 1.1 grams of heroin
• 7.6 grams of cocaine
• 2.5 grams of marijuana
• Weigh scales, cutting agents and a cellphone

Dustin Prindiville, 33, of Charlotte Street, is charged with the following:

• Possession of a Schedule I substance for the purpose of trafficking (fentanyl)
• Possession of a Schedule I substance for the purpose of trafficking (cocaine)
• Possession of a Schedule I substance for the purpose of trafficking (heroin)
• Possession of a Schedule II substance for the purpose of trafficking (marijuana under 3 kg)
• Possession of proceeds of property obtained by crime under $5,000
• Fail to comply with a probation order X2

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He was held in custody and is scheduled to appear in court later Friday.