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Fentanyl, weapons allegedly seized after traffic stop

An Oshawa man is facing a number of drug and weapons charges after police responded to a traffic complaint in Peterborough County.

According to the OPP, police were initially contacted regarding a vehicle on Highway 115 around 1:30 p.m. on Friday (July 16).

” The vehicle was located on Chemong Road and the driver was found to be impaired by drugs,” reads a media release.

“A search of the vehicle resulted in the seizure of 53 grams of Fentanyl, two spring-loaded knives, a conducted energy weapon, brass knuckles, cellphones, cash, scales and other drug paraphernalia.”

Nicholas McCarthy, 29, of Oshawa has been charged with possession of a Schedule I substance for the purpose of trafficking-opioid; four counts of possession of a prohibited device or ammunition; possession of property obtained by crime under $5,000; possession of firearm or ammunition contrary to prohibition order; failure to comply with probation order and operation while impaired – alcohol and drugs.

The accused is scheduled to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice in Peterborough on August 25, 2021.

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