On August 1, 2023, shortly before 6:00 p.m., a member from the Batchewana First Nation Police Service was on patrol duties and travelling westbound on Trunk Road in the City of Sault Ste Marie when the officer observed an eastbound car travelling at a speed of over 160 km/hr in a 70 km/hr zone.
The officer turned around and initiated a traffic stop on Parkland Crescent and arrested the driver. The officer searched the vehicle and located suspected fentanyl, cocaine, crack cocaine, and drug paraphernalia. Estimate street value of drugs is over $1800.
The driver’s vehicle was towed and impounded for 14 days.
As a result, Devon PHILLIPS, 28 years-of-age from Sault Ste Marie was charged with:
- Dangerous Operation
- Drive Motor Vehicle-Perform Stunt-Excessive Speed
- Possession of a Schedule I Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking-Cocaine
- Possession of a Schedule I Substance-Opioid (other than heroin)
- Possession of a Schedule I Substance-Cocaine
The accused is scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Sault Ste Marie on September 11, 2023