Dryden traffic stop leads to large seizure of Canadian cash

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THUNDER BAY —Two Manitoba residents are facing charges relating to drug trafficking following a traffic stop on a commercial motor vehicle in Dryden last week.

In a news release, Ontario Provincial Police said a traffic stop was conducted on a vehicle for a highway traffic act violation on Friday, Jan. 22 just before 2 p.m. in the city of Dryden.

Further investigation led officers to locate a bulk amount of Canadian currency from the vehicle.

Michael Sigurdon, 51, of St. Adolphe, Man., and Brooklyn Gatlin, 22, of Winnipeg Man., have been charged with possession of a schedule one substance, possession of a schedule four substance for the purpose of trafficking, laundering proceeds of crime, possession of proceeds of property obtained by crime over $5,000 and trafficking in property obtained by crime.

Both individuals have been held in custody and are scheduled to appear in Dryden bail court on Wednesday.

Karen Edwards, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, Thunder Bay Source