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Drug possession for the purpose of trafficking charges laid against civilian community member

On November 15, 2018, the Canadian Forces National Investigation Service (CFNIS) charged a civilian member with drug-related offences under the Controlled Drugs and Substance Act.

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.

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 the 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.

“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,” says Lieutenant-Colonel Kevin Cadman, Commanding Officer, Canadian Forces National Investigation Service.

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.

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 the ongoing justice process, it can be obtained through Provincial Court.

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Paige LeClair

As a recent graduate from the St. Thomas University Journalism program, Paige has a passion for storytelling and investigative journalism. In 2016, she, along with her journalism team were awarded first place at the Emerge Media Awards in the multimedia category. The team was also a finalist at the Canadian Association of Journalist Awards. She is excited to work with other military spouses providing stories and information to the military community. Paige is newly married to Andrew, a Lineman, and moved to their first posting in Petawawa in May of this year. She is excited to begin this journey with Andrew, their dog Diablo, and cat, Linux

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