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Cocaine seized during traffic stop in Peterborough: OPP

A bystander helped an OPP officer arrest a man during a traffic stop in Peterborough. Nick Westoll / File / Global News

A Napanee, Ont., man faces drug and driving charges following a traffic stop in Peterborough on Thursday afternoon.

Around 4:30 p.m. a Peterborough County OPP officer conducted a traffic stop on Towerhill Road for a report of a suspected suspended driver.

The officer followed the vehicle to a nearby parking lot and was able to arrest the driver with the assistance of a bystander, OPP said.

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Cocaine was found in the vehicle, police allege.

Robert Calderone, 50, of Napanee, was arrested and charged with possession of a schedule I substance, driving while under suspension and resisting a peace officer.

He was held in custody and is scheduled to appear in court in Peterborough on Friday for a bail hearing, OPP said.

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