JUL
06

Ex-Mountie sentenced for cocaine theft, trafficking

The cocaine was part of a 200-kilogram shipment police had seized from a ship that had arrived at the city's historic port. Enter Article DATE HERE HALIFAX — A judge sentenced a former high-ranking RCMP officer to 10 years in prison for stealing and selling $300,000 worth of cocaine Thursday, saying the egregious breach of trust compromised th...
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JAN
25

Mountie drug trial: colleagues didn’t notice any missing cocaine, witness says

Former RCMP officer Craig Burnett accused of stealing cocaine from office, but colleagues saw the drugs destroyed in P.E.I. here January 25, 2019 Colleagues of former Mountie Craig Robert Burnett accompanied him to destroy a seized exhibit of cocaine, a witness said under cross-examination in a trial Friday. RCMP Cpl. Mark Johnson was one of the of...
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NOV
04

Halifax police probe allegations that evidence was mishandled; staffers on leave


Earlier this year, Halifax police completed an audit about thousands of items that had gone missing over several decades. Enter Article DATE HERE Halifax police are investigating four of their own staff over allegations that property was mishandled. They say the items in the force's property and exhibit section had been designated for destruct...
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JAN
17

HRP missing evidence audit finds significant gaps

An original audit was conducted between June and November 2015 and an officer was eventually charged with stealing from an evidence vault. Ensuing evidence audits found thousands of items had gone missing over several decades. January 15, 2018 Halifax Regional Police chalks up missing drugs and other evidence to poor management practices. Supt. Jim...
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AUG
04

Nova Scotia RCMP officer accused of stealing and trafficking cocaine

It was alleged the cocaine had been replaced with another substance and was given to another person, who then sold it and shared the profits Enter Article DATE HERE An RCMP staff sergeant in Nova Scotia has been charged with drug trafficking after an investigation into the theft of cocaine from an evidence locker last year. Craig Robert Burnet...
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JUN
19

Former N.S. Mountie ordered to stand trial in theft of cocaine from evidence locker

A former RCMP officer accused of stealing 10 kilograms of cocaine from a police exhibit locker in Halifax has been committed to stand trial on a half-dozen charges. June 15, 2107 A former RCMP officer accused of stealing 10 kilograms of cocaine from a police exhibit locker in Halifax has been committed to stand trial on a half-dozen charges. A prel...
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MAR
23

New DNA testing leads to charges in 2005 Halifax homicide case


Halifax police say further evidence testing led to charges laid Thursday in the homicide of Naomi Kidston 12 years ago. March 23, 2017 Halifax police say further evidence testing led to charges laid Thursday in the homicide of Naomi Kidston 12 years ago.  Police said Donald Murray Peters, 50, was arrested without incident on Stanley Street in ...
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MAR
16

Evidence out-of-control: a provincial inquiry is needed into HRP's drug exhibit audit


The shockingly sloppy evidence control procedures also create uncomfortable questions about the trustworthiness of our criminal justice system. March 16, 2017 Last summer The Coast revealed that an internal audit conducted by the Halifax Regional Police had found widespread problems with the security and record keeping inside the HRP's Drug Vault—t...
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MAR
12

Missing evidence reported by Halifax police could affect trials: lawyer

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MAR
01

Tens of thousands of dollars, several kilograms of drugs missing from Halifax police evidence


Of the 12,000 items in drug-related police evidence almost a quarter were missing, but Halifax police Chief Jean-Michel Blais says nothing 'untoward' happened. February 1,2017 By: Zane Woodford Metro Published on Mon Feb 27 2017 Tens of thousands of dollars and several kilograms of illicit drugs are still missing from Halifax Regional Police eviden...
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FEB
26

Halifax police evidence, including nearly $5,000 in cash, still unaccounted for


Halifax police believe 32 drug exhibits were destroyed and six cash exhibits were deposited into a police bank account, but they're unable to prove that theory. Enter Article DATE HERE Metro file By: Zane Woodford Metro Published on Fri Feb 24 2017 Halifax Regional Police have located 34 of 72 exhibits that were missing from their evidence sto...
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FEB
03

New charges laid against N.S. Mountie who allegedly stole cocaine from evidence locker


The province's police watchdog has alleged that the officer stole the cocaine, passed it to another person to sell and then received "substantial proceeds" from the sale. February 3, 2017 HALIFAX—Additional charges have been laid against a Nova Scotia Mountie accused of drug trafficking after police investigated the theft of 10 kilograms of cocaine...
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JAN
14

Seven months later, still no update on missing evidence


Seven months ago, Halifax Regional Police admitted evidence had disappeared from their drug locker, and at least one lawyer says it's taking too long for an update on the case. January 17, 2017 Seven months ago, Halifax Regional Police admitted evidence had disappeared from their drug locker, and at least one lawyer says it's taking too long for an...
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AUG
04

Nova Scotia RCMP officer accused of stealing and trafficking cocaine


Staff Sgt. Craig Burnett accused of stealing cocaine from evidence locker Aug 04, 201 An RCMP staff sergeant in Nova Scotia has been charged with drug trafficking after an investigation into the theft of cocaine from an evidence locker last year.  Craig Robert Burnett, 48, is charged with:  Theft of cocaine.  Trafficking cocaine.&nbs...
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