Department of National Defence

Department of National Defence
Canadian Forces Provost Marshal



March 01, 2010 17:23 ET

CF Member Charged With Trafficking of Controlled Substances

ESQUIMALT, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - March 1, 2010) - The Canadian Forces National Investigation Service (CFNIS), the investigative arm of the Canadian Forces Military Police, charged a Canadian Forces (CF) member with drug trafficking today.

Corporal Simon Cheston, who is posted to Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Esquimalt, was charged with four counts of drug trafficking contrary to section 130 of the National Defence Act, pursuant to section 5(1) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act. The charges resulted from a four-month investigation at CFB Esquimalt, related to the alleged trafficking of marijuana and cocaine.

"The Military Police take allegations involving the use and trafficking of drugs very seriously. The CFNIS will continue to take a proactive approach to drug investigations in an effort to combat drug use within the CF," said Lieutenant-Colonel Gilles Sansterre, Commanding Officer of the CFNIS. "In conjunction with the local Military Police, the CFNIS works closely with the chain of command to ensure a drug-free environment within the CF."

The CFNIS is an independent Military Police unit with a mandate to investigate serious and sensitive matters in relation to National Defence property, DND employees, and CF personnel serving in Canada and abroad.

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