Department of National Defence

Department of National Defence


August 28, 2009 10:03 ET

Former CF Member Charged With Trafficking of Controlled Substances

PETAWAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Aug. 28, 2009) - On August 18, 2009, the Canadian Forces National Investigation Service (CFNIS) charged a former Canadian Forces (CF) member with drug trafficking.

Former Private Ryan Sorbie, was charged with drug trafficking contrary to section 5(1) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act. The charge resulted from a six month investigation at Canadian Forces Base Petawawa, related to the trafficking of cocaine. During the time of the investigation former Private Sorbie was a member of the CF at CFB Petawawa.

"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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