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Sunday, March 18, 2012

90lbs of Weed Hidden in Secret Compartment

A man from Lower Sackville, Nova Scotia man has been arrested after his pick-up truck was pulled over near Edmundston. Inside a secret compartment in the truck, police discovered more than 40 kilograms, or 90 pounds, of marijuana.

The discovery was made on Highway 2, where the vehicle was seized and 28-year-old Micheal McNaughton was arrested.

McNaughton was charged at the Grand Falls provincial Court and then released on bail and numerous conditions. 

Photo: RCMP

Cops Shocked at Good Behavior on St Patty's

With the green beer flowing throughout the city yesterday, you might think city police had their work cut out for them last night. But according to Sergeant Callan of the Saint John Police force, people were surprisingly well behaved this year.

Callan tells CHSJ news that although there were drunks everywhere, there weren't any incidents apart from a few fights and one impaired driver pulled over on Garden Street. He says that's basically a regular Saturday night. Other Canadian cities weren't so lucky, with reports of fires and rioting in London, Ontario.

Callan also said that people should always be aware that drunk driving is a dangerous crime whether it's a holiday or not.

Police Association President Blasts Police Chief For Silence

The president of the Saint John Police Association taking Police Chief Bill Reid to task -- Jamie Hachey says the silence from the chief regarding the effects of a one million dollar funding shortfall is unacceptable.

Hachey tells CHSJ News they have never had police chief who engaged in this much radio silence and it is unprecedented.
He says the rank and file deserve to know what effects the new budget will have on officers and the community.

He adds police management has not consulted community groups about the possible effects of the funding shortfall and the association will take it upon themselves to do so.