Traffic Stop in Eskasoni leads to drug charges

PRESS RELEASE At approximately 12:45 a.m. on December 24, Eskasoni RCMP were conducting a checkpoint on Shore road. Upon checking a vehicle, police subsequently seized a quantity of Psilocybin. The driver and passenger were arrested without incident. James Robert Morris, 30, and Jasmine Mary Stevens, 20, both of Eskasoni have been charged with Possession of Psilocybin for the Purpose of Trafficking. Both were released on conditions and are scheduled to appear in Eskasoni Provincial Court on February 25, 2020. Members of the community are encouraged to contact the RCMP at 902-379-2822 to report information about drug use or crime in the community. Reports can be made anonymously by calling Nova Scotia Crime Stoppers toll free at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), submit a secure web tip at www.crimestoppers.ns.ca, or use the P3 Tips App. File 20191937932