Police charge man for possession of Fentanyl

June 24, 2016
Bayswater, Nova Scotia

News release

Police have charged a man for possession of Fentanyl and other drugs following the search of a home.

On April 6, 2016, the South Shore Integrated Street Crime Enforcement Unit (SCEU) searched a home in Bayswater and seized drugs. Analysis of the drugs recently confirmed that one of the substances seized was Fentanyl, a powerful synthetic opioid drug commonly used for long-term pain management. Like all prescription drugs, taking Fentanyl when not prescribed by a physician may result in serious injury or death. The other drugs were found to be Nabilone, a man-made form of cannabis, and Codeine, a pain medication.

Police have charged 39-year-old William Harris Rogers of Bayswater with three charges under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, including Possession of Fentanyl, Possession of Codeine, and Possession of Nabilone. He will appear in Bridgewater Provincial Court on September 7, 2016.

Note to media: The South Shore Integrated SCEU is made up of Lunenburg County District RCMP and Bridgewater Police Service members.

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Contact information

Cpl. Jennifer Clarke
Media Relations Officer
Nova Scotia RCMP
Office: 902-720-5652
Cell: 902-222-0154
jennifer.clarke@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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