Chronic crystal meth trafficker arrested at Nanaimo ferry terminal

RCMP arrested a 47-year-old suspected drug pusher Monday as he walked off a ferry at Departure Bay on a trip that originated in Tsawwassen.

Nanaimo RCMP arrested a 47-year-old suspected drug pusher Monday as he walked off a ferry at Departure Bay on a trip that originated in Tsawwassen.

At about 10:30 p.m., Mark Posin, of no fixed address, was taken into custody by the Nanaimo RCMP Municipal Drug Unit after being found in possession of three ounces of methamphetamine, drug packaging materials and a digital scale.

Posin has a history of possessing illegal drugs and being caught with them after arriving in Nanaimo on a ferry.

In December 2009 Posin was arrested at the Duke Point ferry terminal with 2.5 ounces of methamphetamine on him. In February 2010, he was arrested again at the Duke Point ferry terminal with another two ounces of the same drug on him. In the first arrest he was sentenced to time served while in the second arrest he was acquitted.

Charges from Monday include one count of possession for the purpose of trafficking and two counts of breach of an existing undertaking, which were sworn on Tuesday. He was to appear before a provincial court judge Wednesday.