Queens District RCMP has charged a man with drug related offences following an impaired driving investigation in York.
On September 10, 2022, Queens District RCMP responded to a complaint of an impaired driver in York. Police located the driver behind the wheel of the vehicle and, determined that he was impaired. A quantity of what is believed to be cocaine was also seized. The driver was charged with impaired operation.
On January 16, 2023, the driver was convicted and received a sentence of 5 days in custody and a $2,600 fine.
As the original investigation relating to the cocaine seizure continued, additional evidence was gathered by police resulting in the laying of a new charge for Possession of a Controlled Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking. The accused will appear in Charlottetown Provincial Court on February 8, 2023, at 1:00 p.m.
This investigation was completed with the assistance of the Queens District Crime Reduction Unit and the Kings District Street Level Drug Unit. If you would like to speak with an officer about drug activity in your community, please reach out to your local Detachment or call 902-566-7112.