Police seize pills, cash in South River
Man and woman face charges of trafficking
Police seized some 80 Percocet pills and about $400 in cash on June 22 following two separate arrests in South River.
Members of the RCMP Trinity Conception District arrested a 31year-old female resident of Brigus at about 10:30 a.m. during a traffic stop in South River.
About two hours later, a 51-year- old man was arrested at his South River residence.
Police allege the woman sold her prescription of Percocet — a narcotic pain reliever that is a combination of oxycodone and paracetamol — to the man.
Both will appear in court in September on charges of trafficking and possession for the purpose of trafficking under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act.
Police received a tip that the woman intended to sell the prescription, and followed her to the man’s house.
Const. John Hedges said Percocet pills can sell on the street for between $5 and $10, and a typical prescription is about 120 pills.