Woman sentenced to 14 months in jail following drug investigation

November 25, 2021
Summerside, Prince Edward Island

News release

A 46-year-old woman from Summerside, PEI, has been sentenced to 14 months in jail following a drug investigation in the community.

On July 2, 2020, members of the Prince District Joint Forces Operations (JFO) Unit executed a search warrant at a residence in Summerside as part of a drug-trafficking investigation. During the search, police seized cocaine, crystal methamphetamine, and methamphetamine tablets. A 46-year-old woman was arrested at the scene and later released pending a future court appearance.

On September 21, Gwen Cannon was charged with one possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking and possession of methamphetamine.

On November 23, 2021, Gwen Cannon returned to Summerside Provincial Court and was sentenced to 14 months in jail. Once released, she will not be allowed to own any weapons for life and will be required to submit a DNA sample.

The Prince District JFO Drug Unit is comprised of officers from the RCMP, Summerside Police Services, and Kensington Police Services.

The public plays an important role in helping to reduce, prevent and solve crime, including the trafficking of illegal drugs. Anyone with information about, or who suspects, illegal drug or firearm activity in their neighbourhood is asked to contact the Prince District Joint Forces Operations Drug Unit at 902-436-9300. Information can also be provided anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).


Contact information

Cpl. Nick Doyle
Prince District RCMP

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