N.S. mom files complaint against RCMP in son’s death investigation

COLE HARBOUR, N.S. – A Nova Scotia woman has filed a complaint against the RCMP seeking answers and charges in connection with her son’s death.

Trine-Lise Good’s 21-year-old son Ryan died in December from an overdose of Dilaudid — six days before her birthday.

“Ryan was a happy kid. Well, a young adult. well to me he’s always gonna be a child, always gonna be my baby, he was my first born” said Good.

Seven months later, she’s still waiting for answers.

“Losing your son — having that knock on your door — it’s something that you would never imagine. ‘Prescription drug abuse doesn’t happen to me.’ It’s what you think.”

The RCMP investigated Ryan Good’s death, but didn’t lay charges.

“The matter really is a tragedy where a young man has lost his life with the use of drugs” said Halifax RCMP Cpl. Scott MacRae.

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Trine-List Good says it was never treated like a crime scene.

“No evidence was ever taken from the house or anything like that, so I screamed and cried and I got angry and all that stuff and still nothing” she said.

Good wants charges to be laid against the woman who provided the drugs.

“If you’re doing something illegal, there has to be consequences to what you’re doing. Everyone knows who this person is in Ryan’s life, that gave him the Dilaudid or sold it or whatever happened.” said Good.

Police won’t comment on the case, but are cooperating with the complaint.

This isn’t the first time RCMP have come under the microscope for how they investigate a drug overdose.

Two years ago, police in Kentville reopened the investigation into the death of Joshua Graves after his sister filed a public complaint. It concluded with the RCMP apologizing to Amy Graves and charging Kyle Fredericks with criminal negligence causing death.

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