Po­lice seize pills, cash in South River

Man and woman face charges of traf­fick­ing

The Compass - - TRINITY SOUTH -

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.

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