Department of National Defence

Department of National Defence
Canadian Forces Provost Marshal

CANADIAN FORCES NATIONAL INVESTIGATION SERVICE (CFNIS)

CANADIAN FORCES NATIONAL INVESTIGATION SERVICE (CFNIS)

January 10, 2008 12:46 ET

DND: CFB Gagetown Based Solider Charged With Trafficking

CFB GAGETOWN, NEW BRUNSWICK--(Marketwire - Jan. 10, 2008) - The Canadian Forces National Investigation Service (CFNIS) charged one soldier stationed at Canadian Forces Base Gagetown today, in relation to allegations of drug trafficking.

Corporal Jeremy Springer, attached to the Canadian Forces Armour School (Gagetown), was charged with one count of trafficking, contrary to Section 130 of the National Defence Act, pursuant to Section 5(1) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act. This charge was in relation to alleged trafficking in marijuana.

"The Military Police take any allegations involving the use or distribution of drugs seriously. The CFNIS has always taken a proactive approach to drug investigations and will continue to combat drug use within the CF," said LCol William Garrick, Commanding Officer of the CFNIS. "In conjunction with the local Military Police, we will continue to work closely with the chain of command to ensure a drug free environment within the CF."

The CFNIS received information that the accused was allegedly involved in drug trafficking. The charges are a result of the subsequent investigation of which involved the use of an undercover operator.

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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