64 yr. old Patrick Michael Andrews charged
On Wednesday, August 24, 2016, at approximately 2:48 PM an RCMP officer observed a male conduct a hand-to-hand drug transaction with the occupants of a vehicle in the 2300 block of Highland Blvd. The suspect was arrested and searched after trying to discard of the drugs. The search revealed a quantity of Canadian currency as well as a small white plastic container containing green tablets, which resemble oxycodone. A number of similar seizures in Nanaimo, this past year have revealed that the oxycodone, once analysed, is in fact the potentially lethal substance of fentanyl. The pills have been forwarded to the RCMP forensic lab to be analysed.
Charges of possession for the purpose of trafficking in a controlled substance have been laid against 64-year-old Patrick Michael Andrews, of Nanaimo BC. Mr. Andrews appeared in the Nanaimo Provincial Court on Thursday, August 25 and has been remanded in custody until September 6th.