Three Charged and One on the Run after Police find $10,000 in Narcotics

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On Sunday, April 26th, police checked two vehicles parked in an empty commercial parking lot in the 600 Block of Trunk Road. Narcotics valued at more than $10,000 were found when police checked the two vehicles parked with trunks of both automobiles open.

One of the two vehicles quickly fled the scene.

Several clear bags containing what appeared to be crack cocaine were located and on the ground by the remaining vehicle. Cocaine, crack cocaine and $480 in Canadian cash were allegedly found in the automobile. Street value of the drugs is an estimated $12,900.

“Details on the second vehicle are not being released at this time as they are part of an ongoing investigation,” said Sault Ste. Marie Police Service spokesperson Lincoln Louttit in an email to The Sault Star.

Tracy Deruiter, 48, Christopher Gallucci, 41, and Sarah Willie, 35, all of Thunder Bay, were charged with possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking and possession of property obtained by crime.

Their court date is July 6.

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Colette Linden is a graduate of the three-year Broadcast Journalism and Communications Media program from Mohawk College before heading to McMaster University to obtain her degree in Public Relations. In addition, Colette has a certificate in Writing for Publication and a certificate of Competency in the French Language, . A recent resident of Sault Ste Marie, this Hamilton native gained experience working at TSN, the Ontario Medical Association and spent 14-years with the Ontario Good Roads Association (OGRA) as the Communications Manager. A Mother of two amazing boys, Connor & Dante, Colette is a die-hard sports fan with a passion for government affairs and hopes to one day represent this City on Council. Focusing on Politics, Indigenous Affairs and Local News, Colette also reports the latest in Sports both locally and professionally. Colette joined the Superior Media Team in September of 2019 and is thankful to finish out her career with such a family-oriented and community-oriented team.