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2 men from GTA charged after Peterborough police seize crack cocaine, cash during traffic stop

Two men from the Greater Toronto Area face drug-related charges following a traffic stop in Peterborough on Sunday morning.

As part of an ongoing investigation, the Peterborough Police Service says its officers stopped a vehicle in the area of Reid and Hunter streets.

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Investigators located and seized a “large” quantity of crack cocaine and cash along with a digital scale. Two people in the vehicle were arrested.

Isaac Junior Atta, 22, of Toronto, and D’Angelo Forde, 23, of North York, were each charged with possession of a Schedule I substance for the purpose of trafficking (cocaine) and possession of proceeds of property obtained by crime over $5,000.

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Both accused were held in custody and are scheduled to appear in court on Monday, police said.

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