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.