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Officers seize purple heroin, crack cocaine during Espanola traffic stop

Search also found methadone and a large amount of Canadian currency
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NEWS RELEASE
ONTARIO PROVINCIAL POLICE
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ESPANOLA - On Oct. 29, 2019 at approximately 12:14 a.m., a member of the Manitoulin Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) initiated a vehicle stop in the Town of Espanola, Ont. 

Further investigation revealed that the driver was suspended and in possession of suspected controlled substances.

The officer seized a quantity of suspected purple heroin, heroin, crack cocaine, methadone and a large amount of Canadian currency.

Dallas Yurko, 41 years old, of the Town of Espanola, was arrested and charged with the following:

  • Possession of a schedule I substance for the purpose of trafficking - heroin contrary to section 5(2) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (CDSA)
  • Possession of a schedule I substance for the purpose of trafficking - cocaine contrary to section 5(2) of the CDSA
  • Possession of a schedule I substance for the purpose of trafficking - opioid (purple heroin) contrary to section 5(2) of the CDSA
  • Possession of proceeds of property obtained by crime under $5,000 contrary to section 354(1)(a) of the Criminal Code of Canada (CC)
  • Drive while under suspension x2 contrary to section 53(1) of the Highway Traffic Act of Ontario.

The accused was released on a Promise to Appear and is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Espanola on Dec. 16, 2019.

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