RCMP drug bust hits Montague trade

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Project Lysol lasts four months, results in three men charged

Three Montague area men face a total of six charges under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act after the Kings District RCMP Street Level Drug Unit  recently completed a four-month investigation.

The goal of Project Lysol was to reduce the trafficking of drugs at the street level in the Montague area, said a statement issued by the RCMP.

 Members of the Kings District SLDU were assisted by members from the Prince District RCMP. 

Drugs were seized during the search of a residence in Montague on April 4th, 2014.

Charged are: Christopher Ansems – One count of trafficking cannabis marijuana in the town of Montague on February 15th, 2014;   Rodney Noseworthy – Two counts of trafficking oxycodone in the town of Montague, one on February 15th and the second on February 19th, 2014; and, Brett Nelson-Keiver– Two counts of trafficking cannabis marihuana, one on February 15th and the second on February 19th, 2014, as well as a charge of possession of cannabis marihuana on April 4th, 2014, all in the town of Montague.

All three individuals were arrested and released and are scheduled to appear in Georgetown Court in June to answer to the charges.

This investigation is continuing and further charges are expected to be laid.

"The misuse and abuse of prescription medication such as Oxycodone is known to be behind a significant number of criminal activities in our communities and can have devastating effects on those who are addicted to their use, their families and those that are victims of the related crime," says the RCMP statement.

"The apprehension of those trafficking in both illicit and prescription drugs, as well as marihuana, remains a priority of the Kings District Street Level Drug Unit," it said.

Anyone having information on those trafficking in illicit substances, or prescription drugs, can contact the Kings District RCMP at (902) 838-9300, or remain an anonymous caller by calling P.E.I. Crime stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS and possibly qualify for a cash reward of up to $2,000.  

Organizations: RCMP, Kings

Geographic location: Montague

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  • Quiet Observer
    May 25, 2014 - 09:11

    What a waste of time. This was all done for show, just like Operation Queen Sweep in Charlottetown. Bust a bunch of street level people while the main suppliers (like Bacchus) are left untouched. Just like Clean Sweep, the drugs are readily available to our youth the day after the bust. Until they cut off the supply lines coming across the bridge, busting a few people at street level is all just for show to try to justify their programs. They wasted $25,000 on their informant in Clean Sweep (and may have to give him another $25,000 if he shows up to testify. IF...) plus all their police hours and didn't even slow down the flow of pills to our youth in Charlottetown.

    • Billy joel
      May 27, 2014 - 18:11

      Quiet observer - then you should step up to the plate, and help your community and the local police with the drug problem. This is a community problem, everyone needs to take ownership. The police need your help, and they could use all the information that you seem to have!

    • Billy joel
      May 27, 2014 - 18:12

      Quiet observer - then you should step up to the plate, and help your community and the local police with the drug problem. This is a community problem, everyone needs to take ownership. The police need your help, and they could use all the information that you seem to have!

  • The general
    May 24, 2014 - 17:11

    I agree with people saying that this operation is a waste of money. I find it funny how police they say they get the user, to get the dealer, to get the supplier,..etc. dear RCMP, I'll save u some time, go sit at shoppers for an afternoon, and see who is itchy for their perks 2 days early!!! we know where the pills come from,..the pharmacy!!! Or maybe ask that officer in montague who got caught stealing pills from evidence, I'm sure he got another hookup!!!

  • reality
    May 24, 2014 - 11:32

    i think most of you already know that when you buy marijuana you are supporting the child pornography business or any thing else the gangs and underground criminals make their money on ----- DO NOT FORGET THAT MARIJUANA USERS ARE A PART OF THE BIG PROBLEM such as murder, theft ,pornography etc

    • reality give your head a shake
      May 24, 2014 - 12:40

      Ive never heard such total crap in my live.What kinda drugs are you on ?????

    • richardblacquier
      May 24, 2014 - 13:24

      please you honestly believe that then go back to sleep on the lazy island still same stereotypical thinking back there ughhhh

    • Quintens Reality is Twisted and Insane
      May 24, 2014 - 18:02


    • Reality is on crack
      May 25, 2014 - 10:36

      To reality the crack you smoked before posting that totally insane comment has really messed up your thinking makes no sense pot is NATURAL and grows wild but I bet you don't mind drinking booze man made garbage but hey the govt makes tax money off it so I guess that's fine. You are a waste of space

  • Project Stupid
    May 24, 2014 - 09:12

    It took four months to bust 3 people, two of whom were selling Cannabis, a far safer substance than alcohol. Time for a promotion I'd say!

  • Graham
    May 23, 2014 - 23:48

    I am so sick of us wasting money on the war on drugs with these arcane methods.

  • Sandy
    May 23, 2014 - 20:30

    OMG, How funny in these times that there was a big marihuana bust??? Most college students smoke it and it is legal in some American states. I agree there should be better use of the RCMP. How about going after those child molesters who are among you and destroy lives. Horrible use of funds. Or go after the doctors who hand out these drugs prescription drugs like candy!

  • Bystander
    May 23, 2014 - 17:41

    Mind boggling how much money was spent on these investigations vs what they are accomplishing. Is this really how we should be spending Tax Payer dollars? Congratulations RCMP, you busted a couple guys selling weed and one guy selling the perscription drugs the government is unnecessarilly giving someone already...smh

  • Montague Citizen
    May 23, 2014 - 17:03

    Good job but here lately I notice that child molesters get less time than a drug trafficker and they get alot less attention from the media. 7 yrs for a drug dealer this week and only a few months ago a man was sentenced to 1 yr in jail for molesting.

    • Yep
      May 23, 2014 - 18:45

      I completely agree. I would much rather them cleaning up the child molesting scumbags and giving them hard time.

    • exactly montague citizen ur on the ball
      May 23, 2014 - 20:04

      obviously all the people that have the power and make the laws are the wrong people lol......it has never made sense to me that molesting and child porn etc doesnt seem to be a big deal to those in power ....extremely frustrating and disgusting .......as for weed 1 are we arresting anybody over weed unless they are selling it to minors ,,just legalize pot and lock up more child molesters or death penalty for sure for repeat child molesters :) come on people speak up its a sad situation when a pothead is serving more time than a sicko GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR

    • Agree
      May 23, 2014 - 22:28

      I agree...sexual offenders are getting by with little to no time. Plus you have to realize the setence they get is cut in third for good behavior. A year will only really be 4 months!!! Discouraging!