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Drug trafficking investigation leads to 15 charges for 30-year-old man

A 30-year-old man faces 15 charges.

The Cape Breton Regional Police Street Crime Unit say they tracked him down because of an ongoing investigation into drug trafficking.

Officers first attempted to stop his vehicle on January 31st.

He did not cooperate and drove away at a high rate of speed.

Police say they were unable to safely follow the suspect at that time, but located his vehicle again on Wednesday, February 8th where officers were successful in stopping him from leaving a residence in Membertou.

The man was arrested and Street Crime officers located cocaine, cash, bear spray, and other drug paraphernalia inside the vehicle.

A 27-year-old male passenger was also arrested.

Stephen William Murrin is charged with dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, flight from police, possession for the purpose of trafficking in cocaine, possession of property obtained by crime, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, seven breaches of previous court-ordered conditions and three breaches of a probation order.

The second male was released on a promise to appear in court March 27th, when he’ll face charges of possession for the purpose of trafficking in cocaine and possession of property obtained by crime.

The investigation is ongoing.

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