A pair of Summerside men are facing drug charges after a traffic stop and subsequent police dog search, Monday, in Summerside.
The men, a 19-year-old and a 31-year-old, were allegedly in possession of a half-ounce of crystal methamphetamine, cocaine, hydromorphone pills, marijuana, over $1,200 in cash, and weapons. The younger man was also allegedly in possession of a Ford Explorer, stolen recently from the Conway area.
At around noon Monday, Summerside police received a call about a possible sighting of the stolen vehicle in the Maple Avenue area. Officers attended the scene and located the vehicle, but the driver had fled.
An RCMP K-9 team, part of the Prince District JFO Drug Unit, helped search for the suspect. He was found around 4 p.m., with the 31-year-old, in another car parked at a Water Street East gas station.
Both men are facing drug charges. The investigation into the theft of the vehicle is ongoing.
The JFO consists of members of the Summerside and Kensington Police Services and RCMP.