Accused in ecstasy case granted bail

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David Samuel Polson - charged last week after a huge quantity of ecstasy pills were seized by police in St. John's - was granted bail today in provincial court.
Polson, 25, was ordered to post a $10,000 cash deposit with the court, and abide by release conditions that include: reporting to police weekly, obey a curfew, not possess or consume alcohol or drugs, have no contact with anyone with a criminal record, remain in the province and keep the peace.
Polson, who police say moved to this province just over 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 last 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 ecstasy 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.
His case is scheduled to be called in court again Aug. 12.

Organizations: Airport Heights, RCMP

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

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  • Talkinghead
    October 19, 2011 - 14:58

    1st. All drug dealers must be "hippies". 2nd. Since when did drinks start getting spiked with ectasy pills? Don't you mean flunitrazepam? 3rd. The man was caught with ectasy pills, he wasn't plotting an assasination. In a DEMOCRACY you have your day in court. Until then, you are let free. But in Newfoundland, of course, everyone is guilty until proven innocent, mainly because there is so much gossip and "newsbags" who are not even familiar with the justice system.

  • jon
    February 17, 2011 - 10:26

    get this hippie outa N.L. we don't need any more poison on the streets

  • John
    February 02, 2011 - 03:44

    Who are the Judges making those decisions?????? No jail time for this trafficker ???? August 12th--- He will have that 10 X$10,000 made again in that time span. I am surprised that there are so many Police Offers signing up to serve the Public, because it must feel awful to a Police person to finally catch those piranhas, to have them swim safelyback into the same waters again. Who enforces those rules that they don't hang with criminals?? Who in Go-- name do you expect them to hang with, that's the only life they know !!!! Curfew is a joke----Who enforces this ??? Those half way houses don't have enough staff to enforce anything. First of all they need hard evidence to even search the person or their rooms. Chances are the drugs aren't there anyway. I've seen it. Why aren't the general public protesting these decisions ??? Maybe when their young daughter gets ecstacy popped in her drink on an innocent night on the town, or a few more lose their life due to an accidental Methadone overdose, the general public will finally smarten up. Tougher sentences for those traffickers !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Who's with me??? Comment here.

    • Redgrave
      March 25, 2013 - 14:59

      John: Are you ok? Take a pill or something for that temper my friend. You've asked a lot of interesting questions. You ask who are the Judges? , well, you are free to look them up on line if you like. You ask, "who enforces a curfew"? Well John, my wife is out on bail and I can say with confidence THE POLICE ENFORCE THE CURFEW!. They have checked on her an average of once a week. That's very diligent of them I think. And John: Have you ever sat for a day in bail court? I didn't think so. Our Judges sort out more crap in a day than most of us see in a year, so cut them some slack. The most volatile issue you are completely ignoring, like so many commoners, is our Great Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. In the early eighties my father worked tirelessly day and night with the Trudeau Government to make it all happen. He aged 10 years over 24 months...Don't step on it!!!!!

  • Sam
    August 24, 2010 - 16:36

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