Traffic stop in Eskasoni leads to drug charges

September 19, 2019
Eskasoni, Nova Scotia

News release


On September 17, members of Eskasoni RCMP were conducting regular patrols on Shore Rd. During a traffic stop, the driver of the vehicle was arrested for drug offences. Police searched the vehicle and seized quantities of Oxycodone (Percocet) tablets and Methylphenidate (Ritalin) tablets. Cell phones and cash were also seized during the search.

Nadine Christine Sampson, 42, of Sydney, has been charged with Possession of Oxycodone (Percocet) for the Purpose of Trafficking, and Possession of Methylphenidate (Ritalin) for the Purpose of Trafficking. Sampson was released on conditions and is set to appear in Eskasoni Provincial Court on December 3, 2019.

Eskasoni RCMP and Chief and Counsel of Eskasoni First Nation are working together to address the community's concerns about drug use. Anyone who has information about drug use or other crimes in the area is encouraged to contact the Eskasoni RCMP 902-379-2822. Callers can provide information to the police anonymously if they wish. Alternatively, anyone with information can also call Nova Scotia Crime Stoppers toll free at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), submit a secure web tip at, or use the P3 Tips App.

File # 20191424499


Contact information

Cpl. Jennifer Clarke
Public Information Officer
Nova Scotia RCMP
Office: 902-720-5652
Cell: 902-222-0154

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