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Man charged after St. John's drug bust in September back in custody

Some of the items seized in the RNC's Operation Ragged.
Some of the items seized in the RNC's Operation Ragged. - Rosie Mullaley/The Telegram

Tyler Downey was first arrested after police found about $750,000 worth of guns, drugs and other items

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. —

One of two men charged as a result of a major RNC drug bust has been re-arrested.

Tyler Downey, who had been granted bail along with co-accused Jake Long after they were originally arrested in September, was picked up by police Wednesday for allegedly breaching one of his release conditions. He made a quick appearance in provincial court in St. John’s Thursday morning, where his case was postponed until Friday.

Downey and Long were charged in connection with a police investigation called Operation Ragged, which began in March after a series of gunshots were fired at residences on the northeast Avalon. The police operation resulted in the seizure of a loaded .44-calibre magnum handgun and six other guns, one of them reported stolen in New Brunswick more than 20 years ago.

Officers also seized bulletproof vests, masks, brass knuckles, a taser, a machete, two kilograms of cocaine, more than 1,000 non-pharmaceutical pills, three high-end vehicles, about $200,000 in cash, a money counter, an aluminum bat and a GPS vehicle.

Long faces about two dozen charges, including trafficking, theft and numerous counts of breaching court orders, while Downey faces six weapon-related charges in addition to his most recent charge of breaching a court order. The two men are scheduled to make their next joint court appearance Dec. 6.


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