Two arrested by N.B. RCMP gang unit make first court appearance

Two North Battleford residents arrested by the RCMP Gang Task Force/Street Enforcement Team made their first court appearance.

Trevor Cummer, 39, and Ashlyn Paules, 26, appeared in North Battleford Provincial Court Nov. 16 but the matters were adjourned to Dec. 3. The two are charged with possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking, possession of hydromorphone for the purpose of trafficking, and possession of proceeds of crime. Cummer was additionally charged with possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, carrying a concealed weapon, and possession of a prohibited weapon.

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According to RCMP, they launched a drug investigation at the end of September and executed a search warrant at a residence in the 700 block of 100 Street in North Battleford on Oct. 7. Cummer was arrested on his way to the residence.

Police say he had in his possession 22 grams of crack cocaine, a quantity of hydromorphone, a large amount of cash, and two weapons.

When searching the residence police say they found more evidence of drug trafficking. Paules was arrested at the residence.


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