A Timmins man is facing charges after police found thousands of dollars worth of drugs, weapons and gold in his home.
Police searched the South Porcupine residence of 49-year-old Adam Mallais earlier this month. Officers discovered over 15 grams of cocaine, 14 Fentanyl patches, $4,720 in Canadian currency and three firearms with ammunition. The potential street value of the drugs seized is estimated to be $7,870.
Officers also seized several gold-bearing rocks and a container of crushed rock with visible gold flakes. Police say the rocks were taken over the years from various gold mines where Mallais had worked.
Police obtained the warrant to search his home as part of an investigation into trafficking of Fentanyl, a pain medication.
Mallais is charged with two counts of possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking, possession of property obtained by crime, and possession of valuable minerals. He was released on a recognizance.