Emo, Ont., resident charged with impaired driving, possession of fentanyl for trafficking

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FORT FRANCES — A 25-year-old Emo, Ont., resident has been charged following an investigation into a possible impaired driver last month.

Rainy River District OPP located a driver believed to be impaired on Highway 613 in the Warsaw Road area on Feb. 26 shortly after 5 p.m., according to a news release issued on Monday, March 1.

The driver was arrested for impaired operation of a conveyance by a drug. During the investigation, officers also located and seized 20 grams of suspected fentanyl.

Jesse Loveday, 25, was also charged with possession of fentanyl for the purpose of trafficking.

His driver’s licence was also suspended for 90 days and his vehicle was impounded for seven days.

Loveday is scheduled to appear in court on March 22.

Karen Edwards, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, Thunder Bay Source