A joint forces police team has charged three Corner Brook men following an undercover investigation into drug-related offences during the Jib Fest weekend, Feb. 14–16, in Corner Brook.
Another person is expected to be charged.
The RNC/RCMP Joint Forces Operation Street Level Drug Team conducted the investigation using trained undercover police officers along with resources from the Criminal Intelligence Service Newfoundland and Labrador (CISNL) and the Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit (CFSEU).
The investigation involved the purchase of illegal drugs and the search of a residence in Corner Brook.
The search resulted in the seizure of 40 grams of cocaine, 113 grams of marijuana and an undisclosed quantity of cash.
A 23-year-old man has been charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking a controlled substance and failing to comply with the conditions of a court order. He appeared in court Feb. 17 and was released to appear in court again April 1.
In addition to the search of the residence, the investigation resulted in the seizure of 17.5 grams of cocaine and the arrest of a 24-year-old man.
He is charged with two counts of trafficking in a controlled substance, conspiracy to commit an indictable offence and failing to comply with the conditions of a court order. He was released to appear in provincial court on March 11.
A 21-year-old man was also arrested on an outstanding warrant. He was released to appear in provincial court March 6.
Anyone with information in relation to this case is asked to contact the RNC at 637-4100 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). You can also provide information anonymously on the NL Crime Stoppers website at www.nlcrimestoppers.com.