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Skipped court, caught with drugs

Police say an Oshawa man who failed to attend court on drug possession charges was found later with more drugs.

On March 20, a male suspect was found by the Central East Division Target Team at a residence in the area of Simcoe Street North and Beatrice Street West. There, police discovered 168 grams of crack cocaine, 25 hydromorphine tablets, seven Dilaudid tablets, three morphine tablets, five grams of marijuana, 135 pills believed to be MDMA and $1,280 in Canadian currency.

Police estimate the street value of the drugs to be more than $18,000.

A 28-year-old man of no fixed address is facing four counts of possession for the purpose of trafficking, one count of possession of a controlled substance and three counts of failing to comply with a recognizance.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call Acting Sgt. Richer at 1-888-579-1520, ext. 1758.

Anonymous tips can be made by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or online at Tips may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,000.