Routine traffic stop leads to drug seizure

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A traffic stop in Niagara Falls ending with police seizing over $16,000 worth of illegal drugs and paraphernalia.

Yesterday morning, police stopped a white Hyundai Elantra travelling northbound on Garner Road, on suspicion the driver may have a suspended licence.

A search of the vehicle turned up cocaine, pot and suspected purple fentanyl, along with some drug paraphernalia.

Police estimate the drugs have a street value of more than $14,000.

The driver of the car, 42 year old Robert Rouse of St. Catharines, is charged with driving under suspension along wtih possession for the purpose of trafficking.

A passenger, 22 year old Ernesto Marzo of both Toronto and Nigara is also facing trafficking charges