Update: Man charged in drug bust released from custody

Published on December 12, 2012

Matthew Jarvis Squires, 31, of Torbay Road, who is facing five drug-related charges following a bust Tuesday evening, was released from custody this afternoon after signing a recognizance at court and posting a $5,000 cast deposit.

He's due back on court Jan. 31.

The RNC recovered a quantity of hydromorph contin, Ritalin, Percocet, Ketamine and methamphetamine, as well as a quantity of cash, bear repellant and various handmade weapons, after searching a home under warrant Tuesday evening.

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(Earlier story)

The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary made a drug bust on Torbay Road in St. John’s, Tuesday evening.

Officers, with a search warrant, raided a house at about 6 p.m.

Matthew Jarvis Squires of Torbay Road has been charged with five counts for the purpose of trafficking in a controlled substance, breach of probation and two counts of breaching a recognizance.

The 31-year-old is due to appear in court this morning.

The RNC recovered a quantity of hydromorph contin, Ritalin, Percocet, Ketamine and methamphetamine, as well as a quantity of cash, bear repellant and various handmade weapons.