Three arrested with drugs coming off Confederation Bridge

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A member of the Prince District JFO Drug Unit holds empty capsules of the drug hydromorphone, one of the unit’s biggest problems in prescription drug abuse, in this Guardian file photo.

BORDEN-CARLETON — Three people were arrested Tuesday on drug-related charges, shortly after coming off the Confederation Bridge in Borden-Carleton.

The arrests were carried out by members of the Prince District JFO Drug Unit and the Criminal Intelligence Service P.E.I.

Police arrested a 49-year-old male, a 45-year-old male and a 55-year-old female, all from P.E.I., who were in a vehicle in the Borden-Carleton area, coming from New Brunswick.

As a result of the search, police located a total of 35, 24-mg hydromorphone capsules, 2.5 grams of cocaine, a cell phone and over $500. The three Island residents were released and will appear in Summerside Provincial Court at a later date.

The investigation is ongoing and charges will be finalized for the three individuals prior to their court appearance.

The Prince District JFO Drug Unit is comprised of officers from the Summerside Police Services and the East and West Prince RCMP detachments and are responsible for street level drug investigations in the Prince District and Summerside City areas.

Anyone with any information on drug trafficking in these areas is asked to contact the Prince District JFO Drug Unit at (902)436-9300 or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

Organizations: Prince District JFO Drug Unit, Criminal Intelligence Service P.E.I., Summerside Police Services Crime Stoppers

Geographic location: BORDEN-CARLETON, New Brunswick, Iceland West Prince RCMP Summerside

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  • ponytailjones
    November 28, 2012 - 09:38

    In this day and age possession of a cell phone is evidence of being over 12. I don't understand why it keeps being mentioned in drug bust stories. It would be bigger news if there *wasn't* a cell phone discovered.

  • Hee Bee
    November 28, 2012 - 08:14

    Well done! I'm so glad PEI's police forces are making gains on drug crime. For those trying to make light of drug use, the last time I checked, it was illegal to do cocaine, even a personal amount. Those that have no problem using illegal drugs should push to have it legalized and regulated. Or should visit a family whose parent has a prescription pill popping problem. We should invest any recovered money into family rehabilitation programs.

  • Bored
    November 27, 2012 - 21:17

    What are people on PEI supposed to do without drugs?

  • To Joe Citizen
    November 27, 2012 - 20:24

    Yup, they had a cell phone. I'll bet there are a lot of numbers in that cellphone that could lead to more arrests. One of the things drug enforcement would look for would be a large amount of cash also. Anyone would know that coming from NB (Moncton???),. you'd have no cash left! Just an aside...the people who didn't want the' link' said the bridge would result in drug dealers coming to PEI. ha ha ha. The hills in Borden is where the police can hide in wait.

  • whats the point
    November 27, 2012 - 20:07

    wow another bust with personal amounts lol, 500 between the three of them, they weren't very good at dealing i guess, lol

    • you don't get the big picture
      November 27, 2012 - 20:24

      or your just starting an argument

    • Ulfric
      November 28, 2012 - 11:01

      Or they got a great deal and saved $500. Or, since they are drug addicts they blew all the money up their noses/up in smoke. The point is, things aren't always black and white.

  • really?
    November 27, 2012 - 18:59

    Why is this news? It's obvious by amounts that this was all personal use.

    • tightening up
      November 27, 2012 - 20:14

      Personnel or not.....all part of the illegal drug trade.

    • I voted for the other guy
      November 27, 2012 - 21:00

      "Personal use" cocaine? That would be news! Job well done JFO.

  • tighten up
    November 27, 2012 - 18:59

    I've always liked the idea of the Island being able to tighten up when needed be.

  • Joe Citizen
    November 27, 2012 - 18:30

    Person was found to have a cell phone, Repeat, a cell phone. Be advised suspect has cash, Repeat cash! Suspect likley under the influence of Doctor prescribed Meds, Repeat,.............

    • LA
      November 28, 2012 - 07:35

      If you were trying to make the police look foolish, it completely backfired. On you.