Department of National Defence

Department of National Defence


August 28, 2009 10:12 ET

Former CF Member Charged With Drug-Related Offences

ST. CATHARINES, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Aug. 28, 2009) - On August 19, 2009, the Canadian Forces National Investigation Service (CFNIS) charged a former Canadian Forces (CF) member with drug-related offences.

Former Ordinary Seaman Kevin McArthur, was charged with drug trafficking and possession of a substance, contrary to section 130 of the National Defence Act, pursuant to section 5(1) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act and section 4(1) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act respectively. In addition Ordinary Seaman McArthur was charged with Conduct to the Prejudice of Good Order and Discipline contrary to section 129 of the National Defence Act

The charges resulted from a seven month investigation, related to the possession and trafficking of cocaine. During the time of the investigation former Ordinary Seaman McArthur was a member of the CF at the Canadian Forces Leadership and Recruit School St-Jean.

"The Military Police take allegations involving the use or distribution of drugs seriously. The CFNIS will continue to take a proactive approach to drug investigations in an effort to combat drug use within the CF," said Major Daniel Dandurand, Acting-Commanding Officer of the CFNIS. "In conjunction with the local Military Police, we work 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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Contact Information

  • Lieutenant Sandra Bourne,
    CFPM Public Affairs Officer