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Four face drugs, firearms charges

October 5, 2018

Four men will appear in Sydney Provincial Court today after Cape Breton Regional Police searched a home on Birch Grove Road Thursday night, October 4th.

Members of the Street Crime Unit executed a warrant under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, seizing Cocaine, scales and other drug-related paraphernalia, as well as ammunition, and arrested three men inside. Chadwick Russell Taylor (38), Coady Hudson MacDonald (39) and Patrick Alphonse Farrell (48) are all charged with Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking in Cocaine, Unsafe Storage of Ammunition and Unauthorized Possession of Ammunition.

Another vehicle arrived at the residence while police were on scene, carrying a shotgun in the back seat. Officers seized the firearm and ammunition from the vehicle and arrested the driver. Aaron Peter Hersey (39) of Howie Centre is charged with Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm, Unauthorized Possession of Ammunition, Unsafe Storage of a Firearm, Unsafe Storage of Ammunition and Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm in a Motor Vehicle.