May 6, 2019 11:05 am

Gravenhurst man faces impaired driving, drug charges following traffic stop in Peterborough County

Peterborough County OPP seized cocaine, oxycodone and cash during a vehicle stop Friday in Cavan Monaghan Township.

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A Gravenhurst man faces impaired driving and drug-related charges following a traffic stop in Cavan Monaghan Township on Friday afternoon.

Around 1:30 p.m., Peterborough County OPP responded to a concern of a possible impaired driver on Highway 115 in Cavan Monaghan, just south of Peterborough.

Police located the vehicle and determined the driver was under the influence of alcohol.

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During the investigation, and with assistance from the Peterborough Community Street Crime Unit and the Central Region Emergency Response Team (ERT), officers located and seized a quantity of drugs and cash in the vehicle, according to police.

Benjamin Macnab, 26, of Gravenhurst, was arrested and charged with two counts of possession of a Schedule 1 substance for the purpose of trafficking (cocaine, oxycodone), possession of a Schedule 4 substance for the purpose of trafficking, operation of a vehicle while impaired by alcohol and drugs, operation of a vehicle while impaired with a blood alcohol concentration above 80 and possession of counterfeit money.

He was released and is scheduled to appear in court in Peterborough on June 6.

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