Accused drug dealer’s case returns to court

Published on August 22, 2013
Accused drug dealer Tyler Donahue is lead into court in St. John's by a sherrif's officer
— Photo by Rhonda Hayward/The Telegram

A 19-year-old who was arrested last month after police reportedly found illegal drugs with a street value of approximately $150,000 in his apartment had his criminal case set over until late September on Wednesday at St. John’s provincial court.

Tyler Michael Donahue, 19, is charged with possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, possession of a controlled drug, and possession for the purpose of trafficking. His case will return to court Sept. 25.

Donahue was arrested July 3.

Police reportedly found 32 pounds of marijuana, an ounce of cocaine and a small amount of cash at his apartment on Great Eastern Avenue in the Kenmount Terrace area of St. John’s.

He was arrested and released from custody the day before for allegedly possessing bear spray.

A judge granted his release from custody last month on the condition he pay a $7,500 cash deposit and report weekly to the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary, in addition to several other conditions.