A 21-year-old St. John’s woman is facing charges of drug trafficking following a traffic stop by RNC at 10:50 p.m. Wednesday in capital city’s downtown area.
Mary Alexandra English made a brief appearance in provincial court in St. John’s today to face charges of possessing ecstasy for the purpose of trafficking, possessing oxycodone and two counts of breaching court orders.
She was remanded into custody and is due back in court today for a possible bail hearing.
RNC drug investigators, conducting a traffic stop, pulled over the 2001 Chev Tahoe that English was driving in the capital city’s downtown area Wednesday night.
Officers seized about 1,000 ecstasy pills, more than 30 Oxycontin pills (80s) and other drug paraphernalia. The car was also impounded.
The pills are in the shape of the cartoon characters Bart Simpson and Paul Frank, a monkey logo.
The RNC drug investigation unit is continuing to investigate.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the RNC at 729-8000 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or on the website at www.nlcrimestoppers.com.
English is already facing several drug-related charges as a result of a major drug bust, dubbed Operation Razorback.
She was one of 13 people arrested in January 2010 in connection with the sting, which was initiated by the RNC, with the assistance of the RCMP B Division.
The RCMP Richmond detachment, the Victoria Police Department, Saanich police and RCMP Vancouver Airport Crime Unit also assisted.
Police seized more than 672.5 grams of cocaine, a small amount of marijuana and $466,075 in cash.
Also seized were six vehicles, brass knuckles, a knife, a collapsible baton, drug-processing paraphernalia, jewelry, a money counter, a laptop computer, a stun gun, a BB rifle and a vacuum sealing machine.
All except a few cases, including English’s, have been settled in court.
In the Razorback case, English faces charges of laundering proceeds of crime, possessing proceeds of crime, possessing cocaine for the purpose of trafficking and possessing a prohibited weapon (brass knuckles).
For those charges, she’s expected back in court in September, when her lawyer plans to argue a Charter of Rights application. Her trial is scheduled to begin in April.
She was out on bail when she was picked up by police Wednesday.