Man from western Canada arrested in one of province's biggest ecstacy busts

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David Samuel Polson appeared in provincial court this morning. Photo by Rosie Gillingham/The Telegram

A 25-year-old man from western Canada, arrested in St. John's after a huge quantity of Ecstacy pills were seized by police, will remain behind bars until at least next week.
David Samuel Polson made a brief appearance in provincial court in St. John's this morning, hours after being arrested.
When the Crown opposed his release, a bail hearing was scheduled for Monday.
Polson, who police say moved to this province two weeks ago, is listed on court documents as living in Chamberlains.
However, he was arrested at a friend's house in Airport Heights in the capital city, where RCMP drug section officers seized approximately 12,000 ecstasy tablets on Thursday.
Each pill is commonly sold on the streets of Canada and the U.S. for between $10-$20.
The seizure is one of the three largest Ecstacy seizures in the history of policing in the province.
Polson is facing charges for possession for the purpose of trafficking and trafficking in a controlled substance.

Organizations: Airport Heights, RCMP

Geographic location: Canada, St. John's, Chamberlains U.S.

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  • ggggg
    March 10, 2011 - 20:52

    silly..............no1 knows what there talking bout

  • courteneys a WHORE
    September 12, 2010 - 18:55

    shut up courteney nobody likes you

  • Courteney Delf
    August 06, 2010 - 16:48

    David Polson has been one out 4 of my best friends for years. I live in langley where he is from and this story is ridiculous. He has been in newfoundland for not even 2 weeks, and the police are arresting him? They should use their heads and realize it is probably not him but someone who is from there and clearly polson knew nothing about it. He moved away from here for a break of the hectic city life, it is so ridiculous that police would even arrest him. If they were smart they would wait for whoever actually lived in the house and would benefit from these pills, not arrest some guy who clearly knows nothing about it to impress the community. If you want to make newfoundland dru free you might want to think about arresting people who actually live there. Not people who moved there 2 weeks ago. And p.s. apparently you have been investigating these pills for months, that makes a lot of sense then to arrest someone who just got there when the pills have been there for months.get your act together and stop trying to look like heroes by arresting innocent people.

  • CONCERNED MOM
    August 04, 2010 - 20:57

    That is nice to know that large amount of pills are off our streets. I have a pre-teen daughter who is starting junior high in september. I am concerned about her safety.