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Two St. Clair Township men face drug charges after a traffic stop on Hwy. 40 near Sarnia.

On Sunday October 17th, 2016, members of the Lambton County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), while on general patrol, observed a motor vehicle being operated in an erratic manner on 40 Highway, City of Sarnia.

Just before 2:30 a.m., members of the Lambton County OPP conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle which was observed being operated in an erratic manner on 40 Highway just south of Confederation Street, Sarnia.

During the traffic stop, officers formed the opinion that the driver was impaired by drug and was consequently arrested.

During a search of the vehicle, officers located a quantity of suspected Fentanyl and a small knife which resulted in a second arrest of the male passenger in the vehicle. Both parties were transported to the Lambton OPP Petrolia Detachment where the driver was turned over to a Drug Recognition Expert (DRE) for testing.

As a result, a 25-year-old man from St. Clair Township, ON was charged with

– Drive While Ability Impaired

– Possession of a Schedule I Substance

– Unauthorized Possession of a Weapon

Another 25-year-old St. Clair Township man was charged with:

– Possession of a Schedule I Substance

– Unauthorized Possession of a Weapon

Both accused were released from custody and will appear in the Sarnia Ontario Court of Justice on Monday December 14th, 2016.

The OPP is again reminding drivers that any amount of alcohol or other drugs can impair one’s ability to drive. Impaired driving remains the leading cause of criminal death in Canada.