Burin Peninsula RCMP charges Tristan Barrett with possession for the purpose of drug trafficking

Marystown, Newfoundland and Labrador – Tristan Barrett of Burin was charged earlier this month with possession for the purpose of drug trafficking following an investigation into a drug seizure by Burin Peninsula RCMP on June 11, 2020.

The seizure occurred while police were at Barrett’s residence in relation to other criminal matters. The drugs were sent to the RCMP’s Forensic Laboratory for testing and tested positive for fentanyl and another morphine derivative, both of which could cause death or serious injury.

The RCMP Digital Forensics Services Unit was called in to assist in the collection of evidence to support the charges against Barrett which include two counts of possession for the purpose of drug trafficking, one for fentanyl and the other for MDMA (ecstasy).

Barrett, who is currently remanded into custody for other criminal matters, was recently served a court appearance notice in relation to these additional charges.

RCMP NL continues to fulfill its mandate to protect public safety, enforce the law, and ensure the delivery of priority policing services in Newfoundland and Labrador.

BACKGROUND

Burin Peninsula RCMP warns of fentanyl and morphine in illegal drugs

September 15, 2020

Marystown, Newfoundland and Labrador – -Illegal drugs seized by Burin Peninsula RCMP in June have tested positive for fentanyl and a morphine derivative, both of which can cause death or serious injury.

Illegal drugs seized by Burin Peninsula RCMP in June have tested positive for fentanyl and a morphine derivative, both of which can cause death or serious injury.
(RCMP) Illegal drugs seized by Burin Peninsula RCMP in June have tested positive for fentanyl and a morphine derivative, both of which can cause death or serious injury.

Police have concerns that drugs laced with fentanyl and morphine continue to circulate in the community and urge residents not to consume any illegal drug because of the unknown and dangerous ingredients they may contain.

The investigation is ongoing and charges are expected. Further details will be provided as the investigation progresses and charges are laid.

BACKGROUND

Burin Peninsula RCMP charges man with number of offences including threatening to shoot police

June 11, 2020

Burin, Newfoundland and Labrador – After a week of being on the run from police for not abiding by his court conditions, Burin Peninsula RCMP arrested and charged 23-year-old Tristan Barrett at his residence in Burin overnight. Barrett was uncooperative with police, refused to come out of his residence and threatened to shoot police.

While officers were dealing with Mr. Barrett, an urgent call was dispatched of an alleged stabbing that occurred at a location approximately 10 kilometers away. Some of the officers departed immediately to follow up on the report of the stabbing, while others remained on scene attempting to communicate with Barrett.

After some negotiating by the officers to talk Barrett into coming out of the residence, he came outside and was taken into custody.

Police later determined that the reported stabbing had not actually occurred and that Barrett made the false report in an attempt to cause officers to leave the area so he could leave his residence undetected.

Tristen Barrett was held in custody and attends court today to face charges of uttering threats, obstruction of justice, public mischief, and 10 breaches of a court release order.

The investigation is continuing.

If you have any information about this or any crime, please contact the Burin Peninsula District RCMP at 279-3001 or contact Crime Stoppers by calling 1-800-222-TIPS (TIPS is 8477), by Secure Web Tips at www.nlcrimestoppers.com, or by downloading the free and secure mobile app. Search the App Store for “P3 Tips”. Electronic tips submitted to Crime Stoppers are encrypted, entirely confidential and completely anonymous.

Burin Peninsula RCMP



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