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Drug possession and trafficking charges laid against military member

Yesterday, the Canadian Forces National Investigation Service (CFNIS) charged a member of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) with drug-related offences under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (CDSA).

The charges relate to alleged possession and trafficking of cocaine and methamphetamine by the accused between Mid-May 2017 and End of April 2018 at or near Oromocto, N.B and near Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Gagetown.

Gunner Keven Fontaine, a member of the Royal Regiment of Canadian Artillery School located at 5th Canadian Division Support Base Gagetown, faces the following charges:

  • one count of Trafficking under section 5(1) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act; and
  • one count of Possession for the purpose of trafficking under section 5(2) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act.



“No member of the Canadian Armed Forces shall engage in conduct that is likely to discredit the Canadian Armed Forces. These charges reflect our commitment to this fundamental principle and the professionalism of our National Drug Enforcement Team to impartially investigate and  bring to justice those responsible for such activity."

Lieutenant-commander Bryan Macleod, Acting Commanding Officer, Canadian Forces National Investigation Service


Quick facts

  • In all cases, the subject of charges is presumed innocent until proven guilty. The matter is now proceeding in the civilian justice system with a first appearance court date scheduled to take place on May 30, 2019 at the Burton Provincial Court, N.B.

  • The CFNIS is a specialized unit established within Canadian Forces Military Police Group (CFMP Gp). Its primary mandate is to investigate serious and sensitive matters in relation to Department of National Defence (DND) property, DND employees and CAF personnel serving in Canada and around the world. 

  • The CFMP Gp and the CFNIS conduct police investigations independently, without interference and in accordance with the highest professional standards. 

  • The Canadian Forces National Investigation Service’s National Drug Enforcement Team investigates allegations of drug offences by Canadian Armed Forces personnel to determine the facts, analyze the evidence and, if warranted, lay appropriate charges.

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