DEER LAKE, N.L.
A 33-year-old Nova Scotia man arrested by the Deer Lake Royal Canadian Mounted Police on charges of possession of cocaine and possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking could also be facing a charge of drug-impaired driving.
The man was arrested on Sunday after police received an anonymous tip of a suspicious vehicle in the area of Upper Nicolsville Road in Deer Lake at 8:40 p.m. The caller reported a truck operating without headlights. Police patrolled the town and found the truck parked at a gas station. Officers conducted a traffic stop and suspected the man was impaired by drug. He was arrested and searched. Police found a bundle of cash, a quantity of powdered cocaine and evidence consistent with drug trafficking.
As a result, the man was charged with the two-possession related offenses. The man completed a drug recognition evaluation and a sample of his urine was collected for analysis. The results of that analysis will determine if he’ll also be charged with drug-impaired driving.
The truck he was driving was seized and his licence suspended. He’ll appear in provincial court at a later on the possession charges.