Cocaine found during northern Ontario traffic stop; Mississauga resident charged

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Published June 24, 2024 at 10:00 am

Cocaine traffic stop leads to charges for Mississauga resident.

A Mississauga resident is facing drug charges after police found cocaine inside a car during a traffic stop near Thunder Bay.

Members of an OPP-led police task force formed to target street gangs and drugs in northern Ontario seized 2.4 kilos of cocaine during the June 18 traffic stop on Highway 11/17 in Shuniah Township, northeast of Thunder Bay.

OPP said in a news release issued Monday one person was arrested in the incident and they’ve been charged in connection with an ongoing drug trafficking investigation.

Two cellphones were also seized by police during the traffic stop.

Alondra Moffatt, 23, of Mississauga, is charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking in cocaine.

The accused was remanded into custody and is scheduled to appear in Thunder Bay court today.

Police seized cocaine and cellphones during recent traffic stop near Thunder Bay. (Photo: OPP)

Anyone with information about the possession, manufacturing or trafficking of illegal drugs or firearms is asked to call OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-8477.

The OPP-led Provincial Joint Forces Guns and Gangs Enforcement Team, comprised of officers from the RCMP and some 20 other police forces, was created to “disrupt criminal street gang activity through intelligence-led, multijurisdictional drug trafficking investigations,” police said earlier.

The unit also seeks to reduce the number of illegal guns that wind up in the hands of gang members and others.

“Street gangs are migrating to communities across Ontario and this has resulted in an increase in the number of illegal firearms entering our communities,” OPP said.

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