Teen busted with drugs near Deer Lake high school

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A 17-year-old male has been charged after police seized about 80 grams of marijuana Monday afternoon.

 DEER LAKE  A 17-year-old male is in police custody after he was arrested near Elwood High School with roughly 80 grams of marijuana after school Monday.

The RNC/RCMP Joint Force Street Level Drug Team had received information that drug dealing was happening near the high school in Deer Lake and conducted a search of a vehicle in the area at around 3:25 p.m.

In addition to the pot, police seized digital scales and other drug paraphernalia during the search.

The teenager was held overnight and is scheduled to appear in provincial court in Corner Brook today on charges of possessing marijuana for the purposes of trafficking and a breach of a recognizance under the Youth Criminal Justice Act.

Organizations: Elwood High School, Monday.The RNC/RCMP Joint Force Street Level Drug Team

Geographic location: Deer Lake, Corner Brook

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  • John Hickey
    January 16, 2013 - 09:22

    Oh Golly Gee WOW ! Another 'huge' bust for the big "task farce"...When are these useless excuses for police going to do some REAL police work and go after the things that are REALLY harming society ?? I, for one, am sick to death of reading about these morons beating their chests and proudly going on about their busts which usually always amount to nothing but a bit of pot.. When are people going to get fed up and start kicking up a royal stink about this blatant abuse of taxpayers dollars and manpower ?? It's totally sick and it's about time some changes were made..

    • James Peterson
      January 16, 2013 - 17:52

      I couldn't agree more, the rnc an rcmp have a joint force of goons that do nothing but hang out at the valley mall an waste tax payers dollars on finding a couple hundred dollars worth of pot every week or so. Congradulations on the waste of money an resources.. Joint drug force