Alberni trio face drug charges

Three Port Alberni residents are facing series of drug charges after two separate takedowns by RCMP.

  • Sep. 5, 2013 11:00 a.m.

Three Port Alberni residents are facing series of drug charges after two separate takedowns by RCMP.

According to an RCMP press release, on Aug. 28 the RCMP drug unit served drug warrants at residences on Maitland Street.

Cocaine, methamphetamine, marijuana, and other drug paraphernalia were seized from the residence, the release noted.

Police have charged Henry “Hank” Dejong with possession of a controlled substance (cocaine) and breach of recognizance.

He remains in custody and appears in court on Sept. 5. Dejong was already facing a previous cocaine trafficking charge when the incident happened.

Police have also charged Neill Crossman with possession of a controlled substance. He appears in court on Sept. 5.

Concerned about an elementary school in the area, local residents and shelter facility officials alerted police about suspected drug activity, the release noted.

In the second incident, acting on tips police executed a warrant at a residence on the 4700 block of Glenside Road after a lengthy investigation.

Police seized 300 grams of pre-packaged and bulk BC Bud, cash, a cell phone and other drug paraphernalia offence related property.

A possession of marijuana for the purpose of trafficking charge has been recommended against a 54-year-old woman. She appears in court in December.

Police encourage the public to continue reporting suspicious activity by contacting the local detachment at 723-2424, or contact Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-TIPS.

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