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Police seize 15 pounds marihuana, charge pair for trafficking

August 14, 2018 

Two Sydney residents will appear in Sydney Provincial Court today after police seized marihuana worth more than $25,000 from a Castle Drive residence last night, August 13th.

The Cape Breton Regional Police Service Street Crime Unit, with assistance from the RCMP, executed a search warrant under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, and seized 15 pounds of marihuana, a small amount of cocaine and cash.

Officers arrested a 43-year-old male and 27-year-old female, who were held in police custody overnight.  Mac Kirk Burton and Jessica Ellen Strople are charged with Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking in Marihuana and Possession of Cocaine. Burton is also charged with Trafficking in Cocaine.