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Cops in Newfoundland and Labrador find several drugs and a Taser at a residence

Jun 20, 2022 | Media Partners, The GrowthOp

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One man was apprehended and two others are being sought.

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A joint investigation by the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary and the RCMP last week revealed multiple drugs, cash and a Taser at a residence in the Newfoundland and Labrador community of Corner Brook.

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A 29-year-old, local man is currently facing a number of charges in connection with the discovery by members of the RCMP-RNC Joint Force Operation West (JFO West) on June 16.

Equipped with a warrant to search the property under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, officers located and seized a quantity of methamphetamine pills, various prescription pills, illicit cannabis, a quantity of cash, a Taser and “other items consistent with drug trafficking,” notes a statement from the RCMP.

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Although the man was the only individual at the scene, “police are looking to arrest two other individuals in relation to this seizure,” it reports.

The man was later released from custody but has been ordered to appear in court at a later date. He has been charged with possession of a prohibited weapon and a number of drug-related charges, including possession and possession for the purpose of trafficking various drugs.

The investigation is continuing.

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There have been several investigations involving JFO West officers, who target drug trafficking and organized crime on the west coast of Newfoundland and Labrador, and raids in Corner Brook over recent months.

This past March, another investigation into drug trafficking followed the execution of a search warrant. “Officers seized prescription pills, cocaine, scales and other items indicative of drug trafficking, as well as stolen property, from the home,” notes an RCMP statement, adding that multiple charges were expected.

In April, team members seized cocaine, cash, scales, imitation firearms and other items indicative of drug trafficking, as well as arrested a 55-year-old man.

And in May, it was announced a 62-year-old local man was facing a charge of possession for the purpose of trafficking cocaine following a search of his residence.

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Officers discovered cocaine, illicit cannabis, currency, an imitation firearm, edged weapons and items consistent with drug trafficking.

While recreational cannabis is legal, there are restrictions. Adults can only possess up to 30 grams of legal weed in public, must buy cannabis from a provincially licensed retailer or online from a federally licensed producer, and grow as many as four cannabis plants from licensed seed or seedlings per residence for personal use.

Possession of cocaine, a Schedule I drug under the Canadian Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, can result in seven years’ imprisonment, while trafficking and production of the drug can result in life imprisonment, per the Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction.

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