A Prince Edward Island man has been charged with possession of drugs for the purpose of trafficking after being arrested by RCMP on a warrant.
Shawn Casey Smith, 33, of Charlottetown was charged earlier this week after Pictou District RCMP received a complaint of a suspicious man at a store in Central West River.
When RCMP arrived at the store, they soon realized that Smith was wanted on a warrant and as part of the arrest process, he and his vehicle were searched. During the search, police say they found a large quantity of cocaine. Police said Smith had been involved in a motor vehicle collision earlier on the same day in Colchester County.
The accused will remain in custody until his next court appearance on Nov. 5 in Pictou.