Three men fac­ing drug charges

Cape Breton Post - - NEWS -

PORT HAWKES­BURY — Three men are fac­ing charges fol­low­ing two sep­a­rate drug busts Thurs­day where mar­i­juana was seized by RCMP.

At about 1:30 p.m., the In­ver­ness/Rich­mond RCMP street crime unit con­ducted a search of a res­i­dence on Ne­pean Street, Port Hawkes­bury. Po­lice said a large amount of mar­i­juana and money was found. Two men in their 20s were ar­rested and were charged with pos­ses­sion for the pur­pose of traf­fick­ing in mar­i­juana. They were re­leased on a prom­ise to ap­pear in pro­vin­cial court in Port Hawkes­bury April 26. Po­lice did not release their names.

The RCMP said the in­ves­ti­ga­tion is on­go­ing and other charges are pend­ing.

Later the same day, at about 8 p.m., the street crime unit con­ducted a search of a res­i­dence on Syd­ney Road, Port Hawkes­bury, and an un­de­ter­mined amount of mar­i­juana was found. A 46-year-old male was ar­rested and was charged with pos­ses­sion of mar­i­juana. He was re­leased on a prom­ise to ap­pear in Port Hawkes­bury pro­vin­cial court April 26. His name was also not re­leased. Po­lice said the in­ves­ti­ga­tion is on­go­ing and other charges are pend­ing.

If any­one has any in­for­ma­tion on this in­ci­dent or in­for­ma­tion on other crimes, they are asked to con­tact any RCMP de­tach­ment, lo­cal po­lice or Nova Sco­tia Crime Stop­pers at 1-800222-TIPS (8477) or on­line at www.cape­bre­ton­crimestop­pers.ca. af­ter the pair vi­o­lated the stu­dent union elec­tions act by ex­ceed­ing pub­lic­ity rules with too many Face­book posts.

The dis­qual­i­fied candidates ap­pealed, but chief re­turn­ing of­fi­cer An­drew Cle­ments said Fri­day the ob­jec­tion was de­nied this week and the dead­line for fur­ther ap­peals has passed.

Cle­ments said the new stu­dent coun­cil will be rat­i­fied at a meet­ing March 1.

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