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Police seize cocaine, hydromorphone during targeted vehicle stop in Summerside

Police seize drugs, cash and a knife during targeted traffic stop in Summerside on Oct. 16.

A P.E.I. man faces charges after police conducted a targeted vehicle stop in Summerside on Thursday, Oct. 15.

During the stop, the Prince District Joint Force Operations (JFO) unit, which is comprised of RCMP, Summerside and Kensington police members, seized:

  • 12.5 grams of cocaine,
  • 47 hydromorphone pills,
  • a 30 mg hydromorphone capsule,
  • 17 methylphenidate pills, more than $280 in cash and
  • a knife.

As a result of this stop, Albert Bridges and a 24 year-old man were arrested.

Bridges, who has a criminal record with several convictions for drug trafficking in the past, has been charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking cocaine, possession for the purpose of trafficking hydromorphone, possession of methylphenidate and breach of probation.

The second man was released without charge.

The investigation into this matter is still ongoing.

Anyone with information regarding drug trafficking or firearm offences is asked to contact the Prince District JFO Drug unit at 902-436-9300 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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