A 55-year-old man from Summerside, PEI, has been sentenced to 19 months in jail in connection with a drug investigation.
On April 6, 2021, members of the Prince District Joint Forces Operations (JFO) conducted a targeted traffic stop in Borden as part of a drug investigation. A 55-year-old man was arrested at the scene. During the search of his vehicle, police seized what is believed to be 380 tablets of oxycodone and 375 tablets of diazepam. Police also seized cash, cannabis, and drug paraphernalia.
On May 27, Kenneth Gallant was charged with:
- possession of oxycodone for the purpose of trafficking
- possession of diazepam for the purpose of trafficking
- possession of cannabis for the purpose of distributing
On November 30, Kenneth Gallant appeared in Summerside Provincial Court and was sentenced to 19 months in jail. Once released, he will be prohibited to own any weapons for life, and will be required to submit a DNA sample.
The Prince District JFO unit is comprised of RCMP, Summerside, and Kensington Police Services.
The public plays an important role in helping to reduce, prevent and solve crime, including the trafficking of illegal drugs. Anyone with information about, or who suspects, illegal drug or firearm activity in their neighbourhood is asked to contact the Prince District Joint Forces Operations Drug Unit at 902-436-9300. Information can also be provided anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).