On Sunday, December 24, 2017, Queens District RCMP were dispatched to a single vehicle collision in Riverdale, P.E.I.Police located a vehicle that had left the road striking a number of trees before coming to rest in the ditch off of route #1. A man fled the scene before police arrived and was apprehended by Police Dog Services (PDS) approximately an hour later.
The 26 year-old man was arrested for Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking after approximately 2,000 methamphetamine pills were seized from both the vehicle and from the man himself. He has been remanded into custody until a court appearance in early January, 2018.
The investigation is ongoing.
As an officer who sees the devastation drugs can bring to a community, A/Cpl. Mintie of Queens District RCMP would like to remind the public that methamphetamine is produced in make-shift laboratories where there are no safety standards for the production of these drugs. Drug traffickers are not concerned about the toxic chemicals that are used to produce methamphetamine and people are taking a risk when consuming them. Use of methamphetamine can lead to abuse and dependency problems.