CORNER BROOK — A marijuana bust in St. Anthony is a rare find for Northern Peninsula police.
Const. John Brown of the St. Anthony RCMP said Monday’s drug seizure and the trafficking charges against a male and female in the town is just not that commonplace in their jurisdiction.
“Up here, it is actually really good,” he said.
“There are a scattered few, which we try to deal with as quick as possible, but it is definitely not a major problem.”
The upper Northern Peninsula could be identified as a geographically challenging area for the transport of any types of goods, but Brown said there are a variety of factors which attribute to the low occurrences of drug busts.
“It’s the type of community and type of area, I guess,” he said.
Following an investigation, the St. Anthony RCMP reported executing a search warrant at a residence in the town Monday.
A quantity of marijuana, money and items related to the offence of trafficking were seized.
Brown said the exact amounts of things confiscated were not available as of deadline, with the drugs not yet having been weighed.
He said it was not a “substantial” amount, but enough to warrant the charge of possession for the purpose of trafficking.
A man and woman were arrested, and both charged with possession of marijuana for the purposes of trafficking.
A second man was also charged with possession. They are scheduled for a court appearance in St. Anthony in November.