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Police seize over $150,000 of marihuana, lay charges for drug trafficking

April 13, 2018

A 63-year-old Sydney man will appear in Court today for drug trafficking, after police seized over $150,000 worth of marihuana from his vehicle.

Members of the Cape Breton Regional Police Street Crime and RCMP Integrated Drug Unit, with assistance from Community Safety Enforcement officers, stopped a vehicle in Point Edward yesterday evening, April 12th, and found a large quantity of cocaine and over 20 pounds of marihuana inside (photo attached). Officers arrested the driver and he now faces charges of Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking in both Marihuana and Cocaine.

Three other Sydney residents will face drug trafficking charges at a June 25th Court appearance, resulting from a police search of residences on Upper Prince and Dominion Streets on April 11th.

Officers seized Cocaine, Ritalin, Percocet, cash, a shotgun and ammunition, also arresting 54- and 44-year-old men and a 34-year-old female who were all later released on a Promise to Appear in Court.The 54-year-old male and 34-year-old female are charged with Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking in Cocaine and Methylphenidate and Trafficking in Oxycodone; the female is also charged with Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm and Ammunition, and the male is charged with two Breaches of Probation. The 44-year-old male is charged with Trafficking in Oxycodone.