North Syd­ney man fined on drug of­fence

Cape Breton Post - - Cape Breton -

SYD­NEY — A North Syd­ney man has been sen­tenced af­ter plead­ing guilty to a re­duced drug charge.

Eric Dwight Rud­der­ham, 55, was ini­tially charged with pos­ses­sion for the pur­pose of traf­fick­ing in hy­dro­mor­phone.

He pleaded guilty Mon­day to a charge of pos­ses­sion of hy­dro­mor­phone along with a sin­gle count of breach­ing a court or­der.

He was is­sued a fine on both charges of $520. A co-ac­cused on the drug charge, Shawn Alan Mitche­li­tis, 31, was also in court Mon­day and his case was ad­journed un­til May 29. Mitche­li­tis is on re­mand fac­ing ad­di­tional charges in­clud­ing mul­ti­ple counts of breach.

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