A 62-year-old Moncton man was sentenced in Charlottetown court this week to serve two years in prison for drug trafficking.
Joseph Timothee Donald Leger was the sixth person arrested in Operation Lash, an extensive investigation led by the Prince Edward Island RCMP drug unit.
A spokesperson for RCMP said the sentencing was considered a significant step in removing prescription drugs from Island streets.
“Mr. Leger was found to be trafficking prescription pills which has proven to be a growing and serious problem,” they said. “ The abuse of prescription drugs is known to be a direct cause of many other serious crimes in our communities and is being recognized as a significant threat to Islanders, most significantly, our youth.”
In addition to the sentence, Leger is also required to submit DNA and is prohibited from possession of firearms.