OPP Charge Wawa Man After Drug Warrant Executed

A Wawa man is facing multiple drug-related charges.

Superior East OPP say they executed a search warrant on a Churchill Avenue residence on Monday, assisted by the Community Street Crime Unit, Emergency Response Team, and Canine unit - officers found and seized about 44 grams of suspected cocaine, about half a gram of suspected methamphetamine, and 23 suspected hydromorphone pills.

While the occupant of the residence was not there at the time, OPP arrested a 35-year-old Wawa man on Wednesday, charging him with: possession of a schedule I substance for the purpose of trafficking; possession of a schedule I substance, methamphetamine and other drugs; possession of a prohibited device or ammunition for dangerous purpose; possession of property obtained by crime under $5000; fail to comply with probation order; and fail to comply with recognizance.

He's being held in custody pending a bail hearing in Sault Ste. Marie on Monday.