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Police charge 2 with drug trafficking in Sarnia, Ont.

Sarnia, Ont., police seized search officers located 168 grams of light pink coloured fentanyl, 27 grams of crystal methamphetamine, and $1,000 in Canadian currency during a traffic stop in the city's west end on Wednesday, July 13, 2022. Sarnia Police Service

Sarnia, Ont., police, seized “large quantities” of illicit drugs during a traffic stop in the city’s west end.

The Sarnia Police vice unit had been investigating fentanyl and crystal methamphetamine trafficking across the city.

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On Wednesday, police said they had “gathered enough grounds” to make an arrest. Police pulled over a vehicle at 4:40 p.m. in the area of Trudeau Drive. Both the driver and a passenger were taken into custody.

Officers say they found 168 grams of light pink coloured fentanyl, 27 grams of crystal methamphetamine, and $1,000 in Canadian currency. According to police, the street value of the drugs is about $35,760.

The driver, Derrick Alan Pillon, 42, of Windsor, faces two counts of possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking, two counts of breach of probation, and three counts of failing to comply with a release order.

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The passenger, Jordan Laura Daye, 28, of Corunna, faces two counts of possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking.

Both were held in custody pending a bail hearing, police said.

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