Benoit’s Cove man charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking

Posted: June 10, 2024 10:18 am
By Web Team


RCMP-RNC Joint Forces Operation (JFO) West stopped two vehicles at the lookout area of the Lewin Parkway in Corner Brook on June 6, 2024, which resulted in the arrest of 36-year-old Matthew Batt of Benoit’s Cove.

While on patrol, officers with JFO West came upon the two parked vehicles and recognized the occupants as being involved in illicit drug activities. Batt was found in possession of cocaine, a quantity of cash and other evidence consistent with drug trafficking. Three other individuals were released without charge.

Batt was released from police custody and is set to appear in court at a later date. He is charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking cocaine. The investigation is continuing.

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