Ottawa, Ontario – On November 18, 2016, the Canadian Forces National Investigation Service’s National Drug Enforcement Team charged a member of the Canadian Armed Forces in Petawawa with a drug-related offence under the National Defence Act.
The charge relates to an investigation initiated in December 2015 into illegal drug activity at Canadian Forces Base Borden where the accused was training. In January 2016, members of the National Drug Enforcement Team conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle at the base and arrested the accused. During the arrest, 3.5 grams of cocaine was found in his pocket.
Aviator Kyle Gero, a member of 2 Service Battalion based at 4th Canadian Division Support Base Petawawa was charged with one count of possession of a controlled substance: to wit cocaine, under section 4(1) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, punishable under section 130 of the National Defence Act.
“This charge reflects the effectiveness of ongoing efforts by our National Drug Enforcement Team to eradicate drug use within the Canadian Armed Forces. The Canadian Forces National Investigation Service takes all suspected drug offences by Canadian Armed Forces personnel seriously, and investigates to determine the facts, analyze the evidence, and, if warranted, lay appropriate charges.” – Lieutenant-Colonel Francis Bolduc, Commanding Officer, Canadian Forces National Investigation Service
Canadian Forces National Investigation Service