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Purple fentanyl seized after vehicle rolls into police cruiser

Fergus man faces numerous charges
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On Jan. 5, 2020 at 9:59 a.m., a member of the Guelph Police Service observed a vehicle driving in a suspicious manner near the intersection of Speedvale Avenue West and Brentwood Drive in the City Of Guelph. During observation, the vehicle skid into a curb, quickly reversed causing the tires to squeal and then quickly accelerated into a nearby driveway.

As the traffic stop was initiated, police observed the adult male driver jump out of the driver’s seat into the back passenger seat. The vehicle then began rolling backwards, crashing into the police cruiser, while the front passenger climbed into the driver’s seat. The initial driver then jumped into the front passenger seat. He was subsequently arrested.

A search of his coat incident to arrest revealed:
    •    A pill bottle containing 18 tin foil pieces containing purple fentanyl valued at $810
    •    A red cylindrical container containing two tin foil pieces containing purple fentanyl valued at $1,050 and four amphetamine salts pills valued at $75
    •    Four pieces of tin foil containing purple fentanyl valued at $210

A 37-year-old Fergus male has been charged with:
    •    Operation while prohibited x2
    •    Drive while under suspension x2
    •    Dangerous operation
    •    Breach probation x3
    •    Possession for the purpose of trafficking x2

He was held in custody pending a bail hearing on Jan. 6, 2020.