P.E.I. RCMP officer charged with theft, possession
Cpl. Blair Ross was in charge of exhibits at Kings District
A member of the P.E.I. RCMP has been charged with theft, breach of trust by a public officer and possession of a controlled substance.
Cpl. Blair Ross, the officer responsible for the care and handling of exhibits at Kings District RCMP, was charged on June 4 after a routine review of the exhibit locker by the district commander on May 31 showed "irregularities." according to RCMP.
The RCMP Major Crime Unit laid the charge.
"Several drug exhibits were missing. They were all prescription pills. There were probably five or six of our drug seizures that we've made in the last year that have been affected," said RCMP spokesman Andrew Blackadar.
"Our investigators have to now meet with the federal Crown so the federal Crown can determine if the fact that these exhibits were compromised may certainly lead to the withdrawal some of our drug-trafficking charges."
The investigation is still underway.
Meanwhile, Ross has been suspended from his duties.
He will appear in Georgetown Provincial Court on July 25 to enter a plea.