Drug possession for the purpose of trafficking charges laid against civilian community member
December 13, 2018 – Ottawa – National Defence/Canadian Armed Forces
On November 15, 2018, the Canadian Forces National Investigation Service (CFNIS) charged a civilian member with drug-related offences under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act.
The charges relate to alleged possession for the purpose of trafficking methamphetamine and Methylenedioxyamphetamine (MDMA) by the accused in September 2017 at or near Township of Esquimalt, B.C. and Canadian Force Base Esquimalt.
Noah William Currie, a civilian who was in area of Residential Housing Unit at the time of offence is currently in prison for other offences investigated by another Police Service. M. Currie is facing the following charges:
- Two counts of possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking under section 5(2) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act;
The investigation started in June 2017 from a third party complaint about a member allegedly trafficking methamphetamine at a Residential Housing Unit in Victoria, B.C. Member was arrested on 08 Jan 2018 following the execution of a search warrant.
“Activities such as the possession and trafficking of illegal drugs are extremely damaging to the health and welfare of our community, and will not be tolerated. These charges reflect our ongoing commitment to conduct professional national level drug enforcement investigations in order to ensure those responsible are brought to justice and maintain a safe and secure environment for all CAF personnel.”
Lieutenant-Colonel Kevin Cadman, Commanding Officer, Canadian Forces National Investigation Service
In all cases, the subject of charges is presumed innocent until proven guilty. The matter is now proceeding in the civilian justice system. For more information on ongoing justice process, it can be obtained through Provincial Court.
The CFNIS is a specialized unit established within Canadian Forces Military Police Group (CFMP Gp). Its primary mandate is to investigate serious and sensitive matters in relation to Department of National Defence (DND) property, DND employees and CAF personnel serving in Canada and around the world.
The CFMP Gp and the CFNIS conduct police investigations independently, without interference and in accordance with the highest professional standards.
The Canadian Forces National Investigation Service’s National Drug Enforcement Team investigates allegations of drug offences by Canadian Armed Forces personnel to determine the facts, analyze the evidence and, if warranted, lay appropriate charges.
Major Jean-Marc Mercier
Public Affairs Officer
Canadian Forces Provost Marshal and Canadian Forces Military Police Group
Department of National Defence
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