Charlottetown Police Services Street Crime Unit with the assistance of Patrol Officers conducted a targeted traffic stop on Allen Street Friday afternoon (Feb 10) at approximately 5:10pm.
The suspect attempted to flee from Police during this traffic stop but got caught up in traffic on Allen Street at which point Officers were able to arrest him without incident. Subsequent to the arrest, the Street Crime Unit executed a Controlled Drug and Substance Act Search Warrant at his residence in Mill Cove.
Officers seized 219 speed pills, 77 grams of cocaine and over one thousand dollars in cash.
71 year old Earl Rodger GAUTHIER of Millcove has been charged with two counts of CDSA 5(2) – Possession of drugs for the purpose of trafficking, flight from Police and dangerous driving.
This is the second time in just over two weeks that GAUTHIER has been charged with CDSA offences, he was arrested and charged with two counts of possession of drugs for the purpose of trafficking on January 24, 2023. He was released with conditions at that time.
The accused has been remanded in custody until his next court date on Thurday Feb 16th.