RCMP make arrests, Seize Oxycodone and trafficking charges
On February 17, 2017, The Burin Peninsula RCMP and Burin Federal Operations West conducted a Drug investigation which resulted in 11 people being arrested. The investigation lead to a search warranted being executed on a residence in Marystown. The ongoing investigation has resulted in 5 people charged under the Controlled Drug Substance Act. The majority of the charges are in relation to prescription medication trafficking.
A 31 year old female was charged with Possession for the purpose of trafficking in OxyCodone and Codeine. The female was held to be brought before a judge.
A 42 year old male was charged with 2 counts of Trafficking in OxyCodone, 1 count of Possession for the purpose of trafficking in OxyCodone, possession of marihuana and 3 counts of failure to comply with a probation order. The male was held to be brought before a judge.
An 18 year old female and 28 year old male was charged with possession of OxyCodone. Both female and male was released to appear on a later date.
A 44 year old male was charged with Possession for the purpose of trafficking in Lorazepam. The male was released to appear on a later date.
The investigation is continuing and additional charges are anticipated in the near future. A quantity of OxyCodone was seized as a result of this investigation.