N.B. man pleads guilty to drug trafficking and weapons charges

A North Battleford man arrested by the RCMP Gang Task Force pleaded guilty to drug trafficking and weapons charges.

Trevor Cummer, 39, entered guilty pleas in North Battleford Provincial Court Jan. 19 to possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, possession of a knife for a dangerous purpose, and possession of proceeds of crime.

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At the federal Crown prosecutor’s request, Judge Daniel O’Hanlon stayed all charges against Cummer’s co-accused Ashlyn Paules.

Cummer and Paules were arrested after RCMP executed a search warrant at a residence in the 700 block of 100 Street in North Battleford in October 2020. Police say when Cummer was arrested he had 22 grams of crack cocaine on him, hydromorphone, cash and weapons. During the search police say they found more evidence of drug trafficking. Paules was arrested at the residence and Cummer was arrested on his way to the residence. The search warrant came after a drug trafficking investigation the North Battleford RCMP Gang Task Force/Street Enforcement Team began at the end of September 2020.

The Crown told the court they are proceeding by way of Indictment, instead of the less serious summary conviction.

Judge O’Hanlon told Cummer there, “will be jail” time.

Defence lawyer Jonathan Bodvarson asked the court for a sentencing date of March 9 “so (Cummer) can get his affairs in order.”


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