Police find drugs, loaded gun in home near Charlottetown school

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The RCMP arrested a man after executing a search warrant at a home near St. Jean Elementary School in Charlottetown on Dec. 19.

A 56-year-old man was arrested recently after police found drugs, more than $30,000 in cash and a loaded handgun in a home near St. Jean Elementary School in Charlottetown.

On Dec. 19, the RCMP’s Queens District street level drug unit and the Charlottetown police street team executed a search warrant at a home on Spring Park Road behind the school.

They arrested the man who has since been released from custody and is scheduled to appear in court at a later date.

A search of the home found prescription pills, including 90 Percocet pills, cigarettes, cash and the loaded gun.

The police are reminding the public to report any activities that are unusual in nature.

“This event, so close to an elementary school facility, is very alarming and residents as well as police are determined to stop this type of criminal activity in our neighbourhoods,” an RCMP statement said.

Organizations: RCMP, Charlottetown school

Geographic location: Charlottetown, Spring Park Road

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  • enough already
    December 22, 2015 - 21:07

    How can someone with a loaded illegal weapon be released? Any one with a weapon is willing to use it so they have released a man ready to kill someone over drugs and money , unbelievable.

  • ???
    December 22, 2015 - 19:41

    But yet a 19 year was at Bluefield High School selling pot and they released his name.

  • SlyFox
    December 22, 2015 - 17:14

    I bet the fine for the cigarettes will be the harshest of all the offences.Was the gun registered ? I never heard of a drug dealers qualify to own a handgun.

  • Bill Kays
    Bill Kays
    December 22, 2015 - 15:02

    I agree with 'DE UDDER GUY'. The lower the rents, the more desperate the people. Government doesn't like it because they don't control it. No direct taxes either.

  • David
    December 22, 2015 - 12:32

    So..........he is a drug dealer, with a loaded handgun and he "has since been released from custody and is scheduled to appear in court at a later date." Why was he released? How does this make sense?

    • don
      December 22, 2015 - 19:16

      as i have said many times before and again the laws prove it. the laws are wrote for the crooks by crooks....................................how long will he get ? maybe 2 years and out in 6 months and set up shop again.

  • Joe Blow
    December 22, 2015 - 12:31

    They will release his name once he has been arraigned. Common practice.

  • de udder guy
    December 22, 2015 - 12:09

    Nice job of sensationalizing it, being near a school is irrelevant. If you searched every house near a school you would find your share of drugs, guns, weapons, illicit money, etc.

    • Seriously
      December 22, 2015 - 16:48

      Every house? Come on bud. Not everybody is a criminal out there. My parents live near a school in town and you would be lucky to find tylenol in their place. Don't paint everybody with the same brush. I agree that as long as the guy wasn't dealing or a direct threat to the school kids, then him living near a school is not the major issue, but to just blurt out that every house near a school is the same as this one is just ignorant.

  • Concerned islander
    December 22, 2015 - 11:15

    Why not release his name.

    • Matt
      December 22, 2015 - 12:15

      Due process. Hasn't be convicted of a crime