A Sioux Lookout resident is facing cocaine possession and trafficking charges, following an investigation into a drug courier operation throughout the region.

The Sioux Lookout OPP say that on March 11, members of the OPP and the Organized Crime Enforcement Bureau conducted an investigation into an alleged drug courier operating throughout the region.

Police located and arrested the suspect in Thunder Bay. Officers located and seized 18 grams of cocaine, electronic devices, and roughly $2,300 in cash.

As a result of the investigation, 39-year-old Michael O’Gormon of Sioux Lookout is facing charges of:

- Possession of cocaine,
- Possession of property obtained by crime,
- Obstructing a Peace Officer.

O’Gormon was remanded into custody, and is scheduled to appear in court on March 15 to answer to the charges.

Anyone with any information relating to the illegal possession or trafficking of drugs is asked to contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).

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