Prince District JFO seize drugs, unsecured firearm, and cash; one person arrested

November 29, 2021
Summerside, Prince Edward Island

News release

The Prince District Joint Forces Operation (JFO) Drug Unit has arrested a man and seized several types of drugs, an unsecured firearm and money in Summerside, PEI.

On November 23, 2021, police conducted a targeted traffic stop on Route 11 in Mont Carmel as part of an ongoing drug investigation. A 49-year old man from Summerside was arrested at the scene. Later that day, police executed search warrants at two residences in Summerside as part of the investigation.

Police seized a total of 1.9 pounds (850 grams) of what is believed to be crystal methamphetamine, 194 grams of what is believed to be cocaine, an unsecured firearm and more than $41,000. Police also seized 32 grams of cannabis resin, 1.4 pounds of cannabis (624 grams), more than 17,000 contraband cigarettes, drug paraphernalia and a vehicle.

The 49-year old man was later released from police custody and the investigation continues.

The Prince District JFO Drug Unit is comprised of members of the Prince District RCMP, Summerside Police Services, and the Kensington Police Services. The Summerside Major Crime Unit, Queens District RCMP, and the RCMP Police Dog Services assisted with the execution of the search warrants.

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).

The investigation is ongoing.


Contact information

Cpl. Nick Doyle
Prince District RCMP

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