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.