Charlottetown police seize more than $400,000 in drugs in Operation Clean Sweep

Ryan Ross
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The following is a list of people Charlottetown Police Services says are facing charges in connection with Operation Clean Sweep:

Jody Lynn Alexander-Johnson, 32, Charlottetown charged with one count of trafficking hydromorphone (Dilaudid).

Sebastien Ayangma, 23, Charlottetown, charged with four counts of trafficking cocaine.

John Robert Beaton, 64, Charlottetown charged with one count of trafficking cocaine.

John Michael Bowlan, 52, Charlottetown, charged with one count of trafficking Percocet, one count of possession of marijuana.

Kendall David Buell, 44, Hazelbrook, charged with three counts of trafficking cocaine.

Hartley Allen Coleman, 40, Charlottetown, charged with one count of trafficking Ritalin and one count of breach of probation.

Christopher Alan Cudmore, 35, Charlottetown, charged with one count of trafficking cocaine, one count of possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking, one count of possession of marijuana.

Richard Wallace Cudmore, 42, charged with two counts of trafficking hydromorphone.

Jarred Scott Dingwell, 20, Charlottetown, charged with one count of trafficking cocaine and one count of breach of an undertaking.

Laurie Joseph Doucette, 58, Charlottetown, charged with four counts of trafficking cocaine, one count of possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking.

Christa Dawn Ellis, 31, Charlottetown charged with one count of trafficking methamphetamine, one count of trafficking hydromorphone and one count of trafficking cocaine.

Lloyd Wilfred Ellis, 36, Charlottetown, charged with two counts of trafficking cocaine and two counts of trafficking hydromorphone, one count of possession of methamphetamine for the purpose of trafficking and one count of possession of marijuana.

Jeffrey Grant Flynn, 34, Charlottetown, charged with two counts of trafficking hydromorphone, one count of possession of hydromorphone.

Steven Wallace Frizzell, 40, Donaldston, charged with two counts of trafficking cocaine, one count of possession of marijuana for the purpose of trafficking, one count of trafficking cannabis resin, one count of production of cannabis resin, one count of possession of a prohibited weapon.

Daniel Ivan Gallant, 38, Charlottetown, charged with two counts of trafficking cocaine and one count of trafficking hydromorphone.

Scott Frederick Gallant, 38, Mermaid, charged with one count of trafficking hydromorphone. Two counts of uttering threats and one count of possession of marijuana.

Sarah Ann Gay, 30, Hazelbrook, charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking methamphetamine.

Matthew Joseph Gennis, 25, Stratford, charged with two counts of trafficking hydromorphone (Dilaudid).

John Glynn Herbert Johnston, 34, Charlottetown, charged with two (2) counts of trafficking hydromorphone (Dilaudid)

Caitlyn Elizabeth Keenan, 23, Cornwall, charged with one count of trafficking hydromorphone and one count of breach of an undertaking.

Victoria Jonn Kenny, 39, Charlottetown, charged with one count of trafficking cocaine, one count of possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking and one count of possession of marijuana.

Jeremy Joseph Laybolt, 29, Charlottetown, charged with two counts of trafficking hydromorphone and two counts of breach of probation.

Allan Christopher Lee, 42, Moncton, charged with three counts of trafficking hydromorphone.

Venus Vanessa Levi, 41, Charlottetown, charged with two counts of trafficking hydromorphone, one count of possession of hydromorphone for the purpose of trafficking.

Kimberly Dianne Loughran-Buell, 40, Charlottetown, charged with two counts of trafficking cocaine.

Tanya Marie MacDonald, 37, Donaldston, charged with one count of possession of marijuana for the purpose of trafficking, one count of trafficking cannabis resin, one count of production of cannabis resin, one count of possession of a prohibited weapon.

Marie Elizabeth MacLean, 47, Charlottetown, charged with one count of trafficking hydromorphone.

Tanya Marie MacLean, 28, Charlottetown, charged with one count of trafficking hydromorphone, one count of possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking.

Tracey Lynn MacLean, 33, Charlottetown, charged with one count of trafficking hydromorphone.

Aaron Matthews, 31, Moncton, charged with two counts of trafficking hydromorphone.

Jordan Douglas Milley, 24, Kingston, charged with three counts of trafficking cocaine, one count of possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking, one count of possession of marijuana for the purpose of trafficking.

Krystal May Ripley, 21, Charlottetown, charged with one count of trafficking hydromorphone.

George William Roach, 57, Charlottetown, charged with one count of trafficking hydromorphone and one count of trafficking marijuana and two counts of breach of probation.

Darren Ernest Ross, 42, Montague, charged with two counts of trafficking hydromorphone.

John Michael Keighan Scott, 28, years of age of Charlottetown, charged with one count of trafficking cocaine.

Anthony Patrick Shea, 46, Charlottetown, charged with two counts of trafficking hydromorphone.

Shirley Ann Shea-Sentner, 47, Charlottetown, charged with two counts of trafficking hydromorphone.

Murray James Todd, 24, Charlottetown, charged with two counts of trafficking hydromorphone and two counts of breach of an undertaking.

Bethany Anne Trainor, 31, Charlottetown, charged with two counts of trafficking hydromorphone, one count of possession of hydromorphone for the purpose of trafficking.

Todd Dwayne Westcott, 28, Dieppe, charged with two counts of trafficking hydromorphone.

Organizations: RCMP

Geographic location: Charlottetown, Summerside, Kensington P.E.I. Moncton

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  • Next In Line
    February 21, 2014 - 16:04

    Now that we have the druggies of the street we can go after the real criminals, the alcoholics. Just think. - no more litter on the side of the road, no more broken windows, no more B&Es, no more broken bottles on the beach, no more yahoos and fighting Friday and Saturday night. decreased costly ER visits, and no more expensive politicians.

    • truestory
      February 23, 2014 - 14:06

      and no more deaths on the road

    • whatever
      February 26, 2014 - 11:19

      i am an ex addict myself well i am on the methadone program so i am far from cured but to say we have the druggies off the street is BS. this only put a bump in the road. about 20 of the people caught got out of jail the next day laughing about it and 2 days later everybody was back up and running i have been in this scene or over 10 years and i can tell you this didn't do a thing to make our streets our friends our neighbors any safer if anything people now have to do more crime to pay for the now twice as expensive prices that theses low lives have jacked there pill prices up to i just wanted to throw that out there that it has only brought 40 of these people in on charges just think how many more islanders are still left out there laughing that they r still selling with not a worry because in this situation it was 1 male who helped by buying off these people and reporting it to the police and i know of at least 50 more people who wouldn't even deal with that male so keep working city police you have a long way to go yet

  • Next In Line
    February 21, 2014 - 16:03

    Now that we have the druggies of the street we can go after the real criminals, the alcoholics. Just think. - no more litter on the side of the road, no more broken windows, no more B&Es, no more broken bottles on the beach, no more yahoos and fighting Friday and Saturday night. decreased costly ER visits, and no more expensive politicians.

  • Sal
    February 20, 2014 - 16:39

    I am taking all of these people of my friend's list on FaceBook.

  • On the street
    February 16, 2014 - 15:44

    Reminds me of the song"Here come the clowns" except here it is "Here come the Losers"...Good Job CPS and the RCMP.Now start planning the next round up........Drugs are rampant in this city ....

  • Blair Theriault
    February 14, 2014 - 20:59

    Whatever happened to the 60's & 70's when a few good buddies in Ch'town went to the legion& had a few cold beers, laughs & good conversations. later went cruising around dizzy block , met some fantastic girls & had a great time!!!!Gee , I guess all the drunks (instead of drugs ) moved to Ontario !!!!????

  • Where is?
    February 05, 2014 - 11:09

    What? No Rob Ford on the list?

  • Actioncat
    February 04, 2014 - 08:24

    Congratulations to the police for doing their job. I'm still puzzled why our rehab is so inadequate here on PEI. It is a well documented fact...30 days is not enough time. Yet there is no long term, 90 day, treatment facilities on PEI. We can arrest and preach, but at some point in time, we also have to put a hand out and address the whole issue of Addictions. Something that is being fought like bringing a sword to a gun fight as the systems stand.

  • Diane
    February 03, 2014 - 10:46

    These are not just the poor in our country, but come from upper class families, also, they are doctors, lawyers, government officials, anyone can be an addict - NOT JUST Poor, under-educated - and those who have fallen through the cracks - Then come people who are to lazy to work - but instead - exploit our youth for financial gain, get them hooked on drugs & then get them selling, so the suppliers can enjoy the good life - with the money they make - and once in, it's hard to get out - So take back your power, live your life and stop making money for those SOB's -people who think human life has no value, including yours, its all about the choices you make. Family & true friends do not want you to harm yourself, but want you to better yourself. You are important. Lets remember to give PRAISE instead of MONEY/material thing, Lets tell our children when they do GOOD - & let us give our children the opportunity to feel the pride & respect which is taken away when we give them everything & let us teach them how to care for themselves

    • tartan13
      February 03, 2014 - 16:28

      Well said Diane!!!

  • Not a clean sweep
    February 03, 2014 - 01:22

    I think there is many more names that could be added to this list . This is just a quarter and most of them not very old . There has to be some bigger fish that what's listed here ! But it's a good dent .

  • w kennedy
    February 02, 2014 - 02:10

    Hydromorphone...opiate...bad prescriptions Extraction of resin from cannabis leaves an substance that still looks like weed and if sprayed with "Raid" bug spray, angel dust or crack is often sold to the unsuspecting...heads up on this very sleezy thing to be doing

  • karebear
    February 01, 2014 - 23:16

    There are Raids in S'Side..if you listen to the news! and the S'SIDE POLICE & RCMP as well as K'TOWN..were involved..in the bust and probably long before the bust. So get your fats straight before you Criticize!

    • knowwww them
      February 11, 2014 - 17:38

      people like you that give pei a bad name,you know what you are

  • Doesnt matter
    February 01, 2014 - 22:22

    Congratulations Charlottetown, This definitely an accomplishment for the city of Charlottetown. I know of about a quarter of the people that were arrested. Sadly, I can say that this may just be another stump in their tarnished legacy. Everyone can place blame on the sellers themselves, but the dealers are USUALLY just addicts supplying their habit, and how do they do that? Simply by ... get ready for this ... SUPPLYING to OTHER USERS, which are people that ALSO make the same choice. The only difference is the sellers are usually 'too far gone' ... most don't get into it for the money, those are the evil ones in my opinion. PEI had room for about five methadone patients before, the one treatment centre had backlogs for beds that ran multiple months - people wanting to change sought treatment and were told to wait. The city got something done. It's not a fail and it cannot be hated on. What can be hated on is what happens from here though. A slap on the wrist, a turn of some more names, maybe trying to get the 'next guy up' ... but that guy is still walking. The amount confiscated was the total of what any individual needed afloat to make sure they profited their fix each day. It's also the amount of supply that gets brought in with one delivery each month from just one of the big suppliers that provides to dealers, such as these, on the island. The general public doesn't have a clue and for a few reading this, some of the words may hit home. The war against drugs will never be ended. A different approach may need to be tried to prevent re-offending, and that ultimately comes down to getting the people out of the drugs. Why do the for-profit treatment centres bring in psych workers to evaluate and analyze their patients if the addiction they are in is just a matter of financial disparity? Why is it viewed as a sickness, an illness, and by some, even as a disease - don't argue this, admit some view it as that. I have reported those that deserve to be reported. Those that attempt to profit from others suffering. Those that are suffering together often view each other as family, even though the addiction can interfere with each other, many of these people and those that they sell/buy to are the 'support' for each other and they have colorful backgrounds, wounds that never got to heal, fears and stuff in the past that was never faced, many of these people are just people that truly never had a chance to live their life. I would like to see follow up on how the city tries to prevent these individuals from re-offending. My suggestion: OPEN A SECOND TREATMENT CENTRE There's enough to fill the whole centre, some more jobs for Islanders too, and if it prevents re-offending, then GREAT. Give everyone on the list a chance to go. Make sure they are really addicts of course. Even if the centre stays open for just one year, it works to treat people that are making sure the WHOLE ISLAND has access to drugs that are becoming an 'epidemic' in PEI.

  • Say No to Drugs
    February 01, 2014 - 20:27

    I hope a significant number of these individuals get a lengthy stay in Dorchester Penitentiary. Hooking kids on opiates literally destroys their lives. It's time to show these creeps that what they are doing is extremely serious and deserves serious time. Do the crime do the time.

  • former friend of some named..
    February 01, 2014 - 19:13

    I pray that with these bust's come rehabilitation for the one's whom chose to make a living out of selling harmful, illegal substances. You all may wish for them to never get out but I believe there is good in everyone, they weren't born 'drug dealers'. They just chose to go down the wrong road and got mixed up on the way. While you all judge there life style, I will be praying that they find themselves and that this scares them straight. Don't judge a life you have not lived, you don't know what got them started on this path. God bless, ignorance is bliss. Research addiction before posting comments, there families are reading them after you press send.

  • Fern Brabant
    February 01, 2014 - 17:20

    Great job. I can't understand why people will tolerate knowing about this activity when it is detrimental to all those who participate.

  • finally
    February 01, 2014 - 16:59

    When a physcian prescribes medication he does not say "here go abuse this or sell it" People make their own choices everyday. These people obviously continue to make the wrong choice. Noone is forcing them to take or sell drugs, it is their choice. Sure there should be more resources for help but it not that the government forced these people to become addicts. And they will only quit when and if they want to quit. We all go through good and bad days in life. But we are also taught between right and wrong. Hopefully some of these people will learn a lesson from this considering some of them have small children to think about and raise properly

  • miss b
    February 01, 2014 - 16:14

    It is just beginning, it will show up in another way, eventhough the busts went through, it will find its way through the cracks. This will cause a domino effect on how today's demand will get its fix, don't

  • Yep
    February 01, 2014 - 13:29

    The small time drug dealers stepping in to fill this void thank you for opening up the market for them!

  • William White
    February 01, 2014 - 12:42

    People who sell opiates should be taken out and shot. It ruins lives to the same degree as child molesting. Throw away the key!

  • JOE BLOW
    February 01, 2014 - 12:25

    everyone needs to stop with the whole if there were more resources to help people quit then it would help make the streets a lot cleaner clearly these people do not want the help or they would get it some how ?? like thats just the most rediculous thing i have ever herd,,, the police are doing their job to keep stuff off the streets and if you dont like it too bad if these addicts wanted help they would find it so enough with that bs

    • Read the news, it' a top complait, been in the news for months and months, maybe years and years
      February 01, 2014 - 17:29

      Read the news........................

  • JOE BLOW
    February 01, 2014 - 12:23

    everyone needs to stop with the whole if there were more resources to help people quit then it would help make the streets a lot cleaner clearly these people do not want the help or they would get it some how ?? like thats just the most rediculous thing i have ever herd,,, the police are doing their job to keep stuff off the streets and if you dont like it too bad if these addicts wanted help they would find it so enough with that bs

  • OH MY
    February 01, 2014 - 11:47

    why not do the same out in the rural areas ie..north shore areas to name..NORTH RUSTICO AND SURRONDING AREA...

  • Islander
    February 01, 2014 - 11:28

    All these comments should be positive. Credit to Chief Smith and all his members, including all other Police Agencies involved in this sweep. Great to see. Now, the Courtas have to show an example here and hand out some stiff penalties in order for the message to get out. This small time dealers are used by the big boys to do the dirty work and take the blame if caught. An operation such as this cost alot of money. Ch'Town City Council must have approved this expenditure so hats off to them as well. To bad Summerside hasn't got this kind of insight because their City is full of drigs and traffickers as well. History shows they like to hid everything and let people believe they are living in a small quiet, safe place. Wake up Chief Poirier,you have been sleep at the wheel for years.

  • Mary Jane
    February 01, 2014 - 11:02

    The police deserve full credit for this raid. However, in the big picture, this raid is comparable to a band aid covering a whole at Niagara Falls. Drugs are an evil plague in our world and we are all victims including the dealers. Blame it on the fact parents don't parent anymore (they don't have the right you know), that we don't want our kids to work too much, we give them way too much, we have no trust or respect for our church anymore, religious sects who can cold blooded murder people in the name of their God, an unjust legal system, child protection agencies who leave children in homes to be tortured, abused and even murdered, greed, the devil, not enough love, etc., etc. The bottom line is that this is a plague that is out of our control and no Government is prepared to pour the mega trillions of dollars to pay for the policing it would take to clean up, the addiction recovery facilities and programs and most important the education against drugs beginning in pre K. Seeing this will probably never happen the only thing I feel I can do is pray.

  • Michelle
    February 01, 2014 - 10:58

    Law Enforcement agencies are doing their job. You break the law, they arrest you. That's what Theyre paid to do. That's what I expect. It is not their responsibility to provide rehab centers. Don't blame the police for that problem, that's a whole separate issue. If you don't like being arrested or having your buddy arrested, in the words of Jim Carey "Stop breaking the law!" These drug pushers have just as much of a chance as anyone else to make their lives successful, lawfully. I was a single mom on PEI working for $5.45/hr way back. Never once did I turn to drugs. I got a job, a crappy job, but a job nevertheless. Now, I'm a MCpl serving ith the CAF. It is a choice how you live your life. These people need to be taken off the street and pay the price for breaking the law.

  • Oysterman
    February 01, 2014 - 10:40

    ????...Smith said the people arrested weren’t necessarily part of a large criminal organization...????.....Yah right!..... People are not victim's and make their own choices. Some its selling drugs, Some its PnP, Some its stealing from the public purse....stop whining about poor innocent drug peddlers and consider the damage done to society by addiction’s and crime.

    • your comment is irreverent
      February 03, 2014 - 06:09

      Just case they sell drugs still doesn't mean they are part of a criminal organization. If they have connections to lets say Hells angels then they would be considered part of a large criminal organization but if they just do it on there own like many are then they are not. I think that's what he was trying to say ether way I'm sure he isn't feeling bad for them give your head a shake.

  • Summerside Resident
    February 01, 2014 - 09:51

    I am curious as to why no raids in Summersuide. Poirier & Walker would let people believe there are no drugs in Summerside. O f course they are experts at covering things up. Remember the FORD case where Judge Lantz made scathing remarks about the actions of Police are tried to frame the guys who committed the home invasion. Looks good on them two.

  • Ralph Malph
    February 01, 2014 - 08:49

    Where are the RCMP hiding in all of this, seems like the city police were doing raids outside the city...nice to see my federal tax dollars at work..guess they have enough trouble keeping their own members from stealing drugs from their offices...lol.

  • the next step
    February 01, 2014 - 08:42

    Hats off to all agencies involved. It's nice to see the bull taken by the horns.now it's left up to or justice system, this is where examples should be made out of everyone charged. Put fear into anyone that's still out there.

  • jay
    February 01, 2014 - 08:34

    wow, surprised to see so many females involved

  • grapefruit
    February 01, 2014 - 07:29

    These people are the same ones we see published quite frequently in the court section of the newspaper. These people are lazy and looking for the quick buck. How many are on EI? Maybe it is time to put these people on a "hard labour job"for 14 weeks with nopay. Thank you.

  • Fearful
    February 01, 2014 - 06:31

    What has happened to our poor island, that this many people feel they need to have a life of selling drugs to survive here. I honestly do blame this current gov't for spending on ALL the wrong things. People are feeling hopeless and this is the direct result. And that's without even mentioning the people who are buying and using the drugs.

  • Carl
    February 01, 2014 - 06:30

    Great job, however something should also be done with presription crazy doctors who ruin peoples lives. Many good people have been sucked in like this.

    • w kennedy
      February 02, 2014 - 02:37

      Pain killers serve little purpose in fact it could result in injuring yourself while numbed. One time I even told a doctor I didn't want painkillers and was given a prescription that I didn't find out till someone looked at it and told me that was what it was an opiate anyway. Some after a 5 minute interview do that to chalk up another customer out the door. Way too free with it???

  • donny
    February 01, 2014 - 06:20

    Same names again and again and again. Fedrral pen might help stop the cycle...

  • HELP OUR COMMUNITY
    February 01, 2014 - 03:05

    so these people get caught for selling drugs and y'all are happy?! Are you telling me most of y'all throwing stones are these people wouldnt make such a choice if they were in their shoes? common! think people! no one is beyond this kinda predicament. I expect to people reason and try to inform the gov. to build more rehab centers, advice for parents in how to raise their children because frankly that's these bad choices start. you dont just randomly choose to start selling or doing drugs! parents train your children! PEI should also invest in schools! include christianity in the curriculum so that this children can develop and grow in the right way. Mostly people do what they do based on the circumstance they are in. i'm sure most of y'all can relate!! peace and God Bless!

    • joey
      February 03, 2014 - 06:13

      though most of your comment is accurate growing up i have known lots of people to choose to selling drugs who are raised exceptionally well by there parents so you can't blame it on them always though most times you would be right i would imagine

  • pablo escobar
    February 01, 2014 - 01:56

    400,000 is defiantly exaggerated upon, that would be selling everything gram by gram at top dollar, trying to make it look like more then it is, but really they achieved nothing here just 40 people going to jail and what is it going to solve? not a damn thing stop wasting time and money on this bullshit and put it into rehab clinics and what not help the addicts, leave whoever wants that lifestyle the hell alone they aren't hurting anyone but themselves and its their choice, seriously though if there was less addicts there would be a much smaller market for drugs, filling up jail cells with people committing non-violent crimes, and then while they are there what pays for it your tax money fools wouldn't you rather see people getting the help they need rather then that? Our society as a whole here on the island is so close-minded they have no angles on this subject just a bunch of whiney idiots saying oh so glad I hope these filthy criminals rot in jail etc. so ignorant is sickening, not to mention the myths so many believe about marijuana, (straight up the best medicinal plant on earth... not getting into it you all know how to use google)our youth is the future they say so stop messing around with this bullshit drug war non sense and try something new that might actually have a positive outcome for more people, if enough people on this island had that much common sense there might be hope for the island... like more people have to get behind this idea as long as most of the general public is happy with this sweep bullshit they are going to continue right along wasting time and money, hell we wouldn't need anyone but the rcmp and fewer of them at that after the ball got rolling here the police services would be out of work just about, I hope one of our politicians read this and actually try to do something like come on pei its 2014

    • karebear
      February 01, 2014 - 23:28

      Pablo Escobar.. Your Rant and hate on for anyone who wants to see DRUGGIES arrested..tells me YOU ARE A DRUGGIE YOURSELF! you seem to know a lot about selling " Gram for Gram" and THINK you know a lot about Marijuana..and SERIOUSLY??? "they've the druggies the Hell Alone? they aren't hurting anyone!" Where the hell are you from? they are getting Kids hooked on Drugs! they are doing home invasions, break & Enters..& everything they can to get more money for their drugs! Your Post was so Off Base I think your HIGH now!! go get a Life & A real Job..before your arrested for drugs too! (because I know anyone who writes a post like yours..is just mad & sacred they are coming for you soon..lol)

    • pablo escobar
      February 02, 2014 - 23:34

      karebear oh karebear your comment is amusing however I have to wonder if you even read mine, its probably over your head as it is most. its funny because have I done drugs yes I'm not ashamed of it am I an addict not even close, EVERYONE takes drugs on a daily basis, whether they are illegal or legal, has nothing to do with addiction, who are the ones that steal and break and enter, people that have a mental and physical dependence. Addiction if you will, tell me what do you know about addictions? No I do not fear anyone coming after me, but when you have a lot of people in your life that have been through it you fear for the future and are well aware that what they are doing and have been doing for that past 40-50 years with this "drug war" has accomplished nothing, there's more people on drugs now that will not admit to it then ever before. why? because of the misleading information provided by none other then your government... but anyhow no these people don't get your kids hooked on drugs, who do people first try drugs with? close friends, your an ignorant bitch, and I hope you got all your rage out in your comment that seemed to repeat nothing but druggie this druggie that like that isn't even a real word but anyhow... I don't understand how people don't get this perspective that if drug use was controlled in a different matter, we would not have as many addicts, we would not have as many dealers. Fact of the matter is our government just gets to rape you in taxes the longer this drug war continues on not that they aren't doing that in other categories of the government but this ones pretty damn obvious if you want to take the time to RESEARCH the subject. you might develop the common sense to understand but I doubt it.... remind me again who benefits from these people being arrested other then our govt? hmm didn't think so and if your gonna say they are not there to give drugs to our KIDS, guess what no they may not but where those 40 people came from there's hundreds more and more people get into it everyday I am not defending the fact that opiates are a serious problem on the island and I would like to see things actually get better that is where I'm coming from, thanks for being a.... See ya next Tuesday?

  • X Addict
    January 31, 2014 - 23:46

    Nice to see the streets are cleaner....But for the People out there that cannot get out of Bed in the morning cause they need there fix ,ita NOT fair to them...If we had more addiction centers ,maybe we wouldn't have such a problem with Drug dealing .I know because I was there before and know the feeling of calling Mt Herbert ans them not having beds ans having to wait weeks ans weeks tom get a bed to start Recovery....its not fair ....The people that are bashing and happy that the Police done there sweep well obviously you have no clue about drug addiction...I'm hoping and Praying these addicts that now have NO fix do find help nd get there lives straightened around...These addicts that are use to having there fix so they are not sick ..can DIE without ....Praying for them cause I KNOW what they are all going through....GoD BLess them all...Been Clean of Drugs for almost 10 years and Would never wanna be in that life again....Peace

  • Bill
    January 31, 2014 - 20:58

    It is definitely good to get these deadly pills off the street, but hopefully these people will get addiction treatment rather than charged and thrown back on the street because these things are ectremely hard to get off of and the price will be even higher now. Some people will do anything so they're not sick.

  • Observer
    January 31, 2014 - 18:43

    GREAT JOB guys, Made our city a little cleaner and safer for our children , Congrats to the police for a job well done.

    • Joe Public
      January 31, 2014 - 23:12

      Come on, stop the nonsense. When will they EVER go after the real criminals?

    • mike
      February 01, 2014 - 07:33

      They just busted a bunch of junkies that sold drugs just to feed drug addiction

  • Wow
    January 31, 2014 - 18:38

    The majority of these people are repeat offenders....... Some system we have!!!! They should get REAL TIME

  • Sad Islander
    January 31, 2014 - 18:35

    How can people do this... way to destroy our communities... Glad they were caught. Now hopefully they turn their lives around.

  • night hawk
    January 31, 2014 - 18:12

    the statement made" we believe we made a significant dent In the suppliers Is hilarious there will always be drugs here as long as they keep letting out select individuals

  • Good Job
    January 31, 2014 - 18:11

    Congratulations on a job well done. It's nice to see rubber hit the asphalt and have big busts like this. The only problem is that they just mowed the grass. The low level drug dealers got nabbed but the people sitting higher on the food chain are still there. Drugs will keep coming to the island and people will jump at the opportunity to make quick and easy cash. As long as you have people using drugs, there will always be suppliers.

  • Paula Dixon
    January 31, 2014 - 17:56

    What took you so long!! Seriously it's great to see results . It's been going on far to long. Drugs are causing our youth to do things they would never dream of if they were straight. Most of or petty crimes are a result of youth hooked on drugs and can t pay for their fix . Take the drugs out of the equation and watch crime rates decrease . I can speak to this as a trained youth alcohol and drug counsellor

  • don
    January 31, 2014 - 15:13

    great job and glad no one police were hurt. and i hope the cars etc that was taken will be sold and the money go towards more dug work. they do in other places i hope they can do it here.

  • Rosie
    January 31, 2014 - 14:23

    Way to go!! This is the best news I heard today!!

    • M. Gallant
      February 01, 2014 - 19:10

      The repeat offenders should get stiff sentences and get deported from PEI. The big shot dealers that supply drugs are the real ones to target. Dry up the supply, and no more drugs. Families & neighbours also have to be proactive and advise police of any suspicious activity involving drugs. Keeping our kids safe and drug free and drug prevention should be the onus, not building more facilities for those now addicted. Drug addicts come from all levels of society and taking drugs is a choice but once addicted, they need help to get off them.