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

Staff ~ The Telegram editor@thetelegram.com
Published on July 16, 2010
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.