Po­lice seize sus­pected metham­phetamine pills in Pla­cen­tia area

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Of­fi­cers with Pla­cen­tia RCMP are is­su­ing warn­ings to the pub­lic af­ter what is be­lieved to be the first-ever seizure of Metham­phetamine in the area.

The drug has a high po­ten­tial of abuse and ad­dic­tion.

On Nov. 26, po­lice ex­e­cuted a search war­rant un­der the Con­trolled Drugs and Sub­stances Act on a lo­cal area home. Po­lice seized a quan­tity of mar­i­juana and sev­eral dozen pre­scrip­tion and non-pre­scrip­tion pills.

Dur­ing the search, po­lice noted that sev­eral pills were la­belled “Ice.” The name is stamped into the pills. This is a com­mon street name used to de­scribe Metham­phetamine.

A 64-year-old male was ar­rested at the scene and later re­leased. A charge of pos­ses­sion for the pur­pose of traf­fick­ing is pend­ing.

The RCMP in Pla­cen­tia would like to re­mind the pub­lic of the dan­ger th­ese drugs pose and are en­cour­ag­ing par­ents to talk with their chil­dren about the risks of drug use.

The pub­lic is also en­cour­aged to call their lo­cal RCMP de­tach­ment (227-2000) or Crime Stop­pers at 1800-222-TIPS if they have any in­for­ma­tion about drugs or crimes in their area.

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