Four arrested in drug investigation

NANAIMO – Mounties bag four suspects during drug investigation on Gabriola.

Police have arrested four suspects following a drug investigation by the Island District RCMP General Investigation Section and Gabriola RCMP conducted over the summer following an investigation that focused on dismantling and interrupting the flow of illegal drugs to Gabriola Island.

Michelle Motta, 39, of Gabriola Island was arrested Monday and faces a charge of trafficking cocaine. She is scheduled to appear in Nanaimo provincial court Feb. 4.

Stephen Youngman, 50, of Gabriola Island, was arrested Monday as well and faces two charges of trafficking marijuana and will also appear in Nanaimo provincial court Feb. 4.

Randi Simonovic, 26, of Victoria, was arrested Wednesday. She faces one charge of trafficking cocaine and will appear in Nanaimo provincial court on Feb. 18.

Nathaniel Morrow, 39, of Gabriola was arrested and charged in November as part of the same investigation and faces two charges related to trafficking cocaine and one charge of possession of methamphetamine.

Police are not expecting more arrests from the investigation.

Nanaimo News Bulletin