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Three arrested after drug bust in St. John's


After searching a property in downtown St. John’s on Thursday the RNC arrested three people and seized firearms and illicit drugs.


On Tuesday the RNC launched an investigation into street-level drug trafficking and weapons offences. Officers searched a property on Merrymeeting and three individuals were taken into custody at the scene.


A search of the property resulted in the seizure of a loaded sawed-off shotgun, a handgun-style BB gun, over $4000.00 cash, three cell phones, a quantity of Oxy Codone, and 25 ounces of cocaine. This amount of cocaine would result in a street value of approximately $70,000.00 when sold by the gram or point.


Zwelakhe Mhlongo, a 40-year-old from Ontario, has been charged with breach of a firearm prohibition order and possession of a firearm with knowledge possession is unauthorized.

Candice Nembhard, a 31-year-old from Ontario, is charged with possession of a firearm with knowledge possession is unauthorized.


Tyler Cannon, a 43-year-old from this province has been charged with breach of firearm prohibition, possession of a firearm with knowledge possession is unauthorized, and breach of a probation order.


The accused individuals were held in custody to appear in Court. The investigation is ongoing, with further weapons and drug-related charges pending.


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