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Cape Breton Police crack down on people who sell prescription drugs

19 Oct

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SYDNEY — Cape Breton Regional Police have issued their own special prescription to local drug dealers who sell prescribed medications.

“This police service continues to take action, sending a direct message to drug dealers that we do not tolerate this type of activity in the CBRM,” Cape Breton Regional Police Chief Peter McIsaac said as he announced 14 people were charged with dealing mainly prescription drugs.

Officers fanned out across the municipality early Tuesday, which resulted in a total of 66 charges being filed for trafficking in controlled and illegal substances, including morphine, oxycodone, hydromorphone, cocaine and marijuana. Prescription drugs accounted for about 75 per cent of the trafficking charges.

Dubbed Operation Brew, the undercover operation included the services of a Halifax Regional Municipality Police officer who purchased drugs from the targeted dealers over a three-month period.

“We hear concerns from citizens and the business community and we receive numerous tips through CrimeStoppers. Through operations like this, we can get illegal drugs off our streets and break up the activity of the drug trade,” said McIsaac.

The people arrested Tuesday have begun to make their through the provincial court process. Additional arrests are expected as part of the investigation.

Willis Anthony Detienne, 48, of New Waterford was charged with three counts of trafficking in marijuana; Leo Bernard MacCormick, 61, of Glace Bay was charged with one count of trafficking in oxycodone; Brian Joseph Degiobbi, 54, of New Waterford was charged with three counts of trafficking in marijuana and single counts of trafficking in cocaine, hydromorphone and codeine; Terrance Gerard Jewells, 62, of Glace Bay was charged with two counts of trafficking in oxycodone; James Bernard MacPherson, 54, of Glace Bay was charged with eight counts of breaching a court order; Naish Madore, 63, of Glace Bay was charged with four counts of trafficking oxycodone; Newell Joanne Herney, 28, of no fixed address was charged with one count of trafficking in hydromorphone; Stewart Estick, 53, of Sydney was charged with two counts of trafficking in hydromorphone; Robert Herbert Bagnell, 60, of Sydney was charged with two counts of trafficking in hydromorphone and four counts of breaching a court order; Terrance Francis Ferguson, 52, of Sydney was charged with three counts of trafficking in hydromorphone and three counts of breaching a court order; Lillian MacEachern, 64, of Sydney was charged with single counts of trafficking in oxycodone and morphine; Blair Joseph Capstick, 35, of Sydney was charged with two counts of trafficking in hydromorphone, two counts of trafficking in ritalin, a single count of trafficking morphine and 10 counts of breaching a court order; James Douglas MacLeod, 25, of Sydney was charged with two counts of trafficking in morphine and four counts of breaching a court order; and Vernon Stanley MacLean, 35, Sydney, two counts of trafficking in cocaine and two counts of breaching a court orders.

Courtesy: Cape Breton Post

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