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Prohibited Peterborough driver provides false name to police, found with cocaine, fentanyl

Peterborough police seized drugs and a weapon after responding to reports of a suspicious vehicle in a parking lot early Wednesday. Global News Peterborough file

A Peterborough man is facing drug trafficking and other charges after a call about a suspicious vehicle early Wednesday morning.

According to the Peterborough Police Service, just after midnight, officers responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle in a parking lot in the area of Monaghan Road and Lansdowne Street.

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Police determined the vehicle did not belong to the driver, who allegedly provided a false name. Police say they also located 11 grams of fentanyl, 46 grams of cocaine and a knife in the vehicle.

Kevin Fenn, 31, of Peterborough was arrested and charged with two counts each of possession of a schedule 1 substance for the purpose of trafficking and failure to comply with a release order (to remain in residence and not to possess any weapons), and one count of obstructing a peace officer and operating a motor vehicle while prohibited.

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Under the Highway Traffic Act, he was also charged with using a licence plate not authorized for a vehicle, failure to surrender a permit for a motor vehicle and failure to have an insurance card.

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

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