RCMP in Labrador seizes vehicles, firearms, drugs and cash; one man is charged with a number of offences

November 20, 2020
Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Newfoundland and Labrador

News release


Some of the items seized on November 19, 2020, by RCMP in Happy Valley-Goose Bay following an investigation into drug-trafficking.

Following an extensive investigation by RCMP Labrador District General Investigation Section (GIS), 45-year-old Terry Parsons of Happy Valley-Goose Bay was arrested on November 19, 2020, and is charged with drug-related offences. A number of items were seized by police.

Yesterday afternoon, as part of the investigation, police conducted a traffic stop on Route 500 near Gull Island. Parsons was arrested for drug-trafficking and was transported to the detachment. Last night, RCMP officers executed a search warrant at a residence on Cartwright Road. The search of the vehicle and the residence resulted in the location and seizure of a large quantity of cocaine, cash, vehicles, firearms, ammunition and drug paraphernalia, consistent with drug trafficking.

Parsons was held in custody, appeared in court today, and was released on a number of conditions. He is charged with the following criminal offences:

  • Trafficking cocaine
  • Possession for the purpose of trafficking cocaine
  • Two counts of unsafe storage of a firearm
  • Four counts of possession of a weapon while prohibited

The investigation is continuing.

RCMP NL continues to fulfill its mandate to protect public safety, enforce the law and ensure the delivery of priority policing services in Newfoundland and Labrador.


Contact information

Happy Valley-Goose Bay RCMP

Date modified: