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Man asks Barrie police for ride, gets arrested for trafficking

01/15/2015 11:25 EST | Updated 03/17/2015 05:59 EDT
A drug investigation wrapped up quickly in Barrie, Ont., after an alleged drug dealer tried to hitch a ride with police.

Barrie police say they received information on Tuesday about a man "dealing large amounts of drugs in the downtown area."

A day later, a man, who matched the description of the drug suspect, approached officers at the local out-of-the-cold program and asked for transportation.

The man allegedly gave a false name, but police soon determined his legal identity. He was wanted on outstanding charges.

Police also learned the man was in possession of cocaine that had a street value of more than $10,000.

A 22-year-old man faces a half-dozen criminal counts including obstructing police, possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking and possession of cocaine.

None of the charges have been proven in court.

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