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P.E.I. man facing drug trafficking charges after suspected fentanyl, Xanax seized by police

Suspected fentanyl and Xanax are shown in this image provided by the Charlottetown Police Services. Suspected fentanyl and Xanax are shown in this image provided by the Charlottetown Police Services.
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A Prince Edward Island man has been arrested in connection with an investigation looking into the sale of fentanyl in the Charlottetown area.

The Charlottetown Police Services Street Crime Unit arrested a 29-year-old man from Stratford around 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Officers seized 339 grams of suspected fentanyl, approximately 1,000 suspected Xanax tablets, two cellphones and a vehicle, according to a news release from Charlottetown Police Services.

The release says the approximate street value of the fentanyl seized is $170,000.

Tye Poirier has been charged with:

  • possession of fentanyl for the purpose of trafficking
  • possession of Xanax for the purpose of trafficking

Poirier was remanded into custody and is scheduled to appear in provincial court at a later date.

Anyone with information about illegal drug activity in their community is asked to contact their local law enforcement agency or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

For more Prince Edward Island news visit our dedicated provincial page.

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