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Suspended Ajax, Ont. driver found with opioids during Peterborough County traffic stop: OPP

Peterborough County OPP seized drugs following a traffic stop in North Kawartha Township. Don Mitchell / Global News

An Ajax, Ont., man faces drug and driving charges following a traffic stop in Peterborough County on Monday night.

According to Peterborough County OPP, around 9 p.m., an officer stopped a vehicle for a Highway Traffic Act offence along Highway 28 in North Kawartha Township.

The investigation determined the man was suspended from driving and in possession of illicit drugs.

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James Ryan, 31, of Ajax, was arrested and charged with possession of a Schedule I substance (opioid), driving while under suspension, driving with a hand-held communication device, driving with cannabis readily available and two counts of failure to comply with a release order.

He was released and is scheduled to appear in court in Peterborough on Sept. 9.

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