Police seize suspected methamphetamine pills in Placentia area
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.