A Montague RCMP officer who stole drugs from a police lockup has pleaded guilty to three charges against him.
Const. Blair Ross, a 25-year veteran of the force, appeared before Chief Justice Jacqueline Matheson in P.E.I. Supreme Court in Charlottetown Friday to enter the guilty pleas.
Ross is charged with stealing exhibits with a value of more than $5,000, breach of trust and possession of oxycodone, morphine and hydromorphone.
In June the RCMP suspended Ross while a code of conduct investigation was underway after someone noticed irregularities in some police exhibits as part of a random check during another investigation.
His case was adjourned until Feb. 6, 2014 for sentencing after Ross’s lawyer requested a pre-sentence report.
Ross has previous convictions for assaulting a woman in 1998 and shoving a man during a disagreement in 2011.