Court house busy this morning as people arrested during drug raids formally charged

About 40 people arrested as part of Charlottetown police investigation

Ryan Ross rross@theguardian.pe.ca
Published on January 31, 2014

The people arrested during a recent string of drug raids are appearing before a justice of the peace in Charlottetown this morning.

The first two groups of eight men and eight women arrived by van at the provincial courthouse.

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Plastic bands bound their wrists as they sat in the courtroom waiting to be formally charged for various drug-related offences.

It took about an hour to get through the first six who are scheduled to appear in court next month.

About 40 people were arrested as part of the four-month investigation.

Charlottetown police are holding a news conference at 1 p.m. to provide more details about the investigation.