Thursday, August 4, 2016

Nova Scotia RCMP officer Craig Robert Burnett accused of stealing and trafficking cocaine

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 is charged with theft of cocaine, trafficking cocaine, breach of trust and laundering proceeds of crime. Burnett is an RCMP officer with the communications centre in Truro.
Burnett is currently in police custody. The RCMP received information that alleged a member had stolen 10 kilograms of cocaine from an exhibit locker in 2011. The cocaine had been replaced with another substance and was given to another person, who then sold it and shared the profits.

The drugs reported stolen were scheduled to be destroyed, as they were no longer evidence in a court case. Burnett is scheduled to appear in provincial court in Halifax today.