BREAKING: Drugs seized, arrests made during weekend checkpoint

PORT HAWKESBURY: Police seized drugs, cash, alcohol and a weapon at a checkpoint in the town last weekend.

At approximately 4 p.m. on October 20, Inverness County District RCMP conducted a checkpoint in Port Hawkesbury that resulted in drugs seized and multiple arrests.

RCMP officers searched a vehicle and discovered hydromorphone, marijuana, cash, pepper spray, alcohol, and drug paraphernalia. The drugs and other items were seized. A 42-year-old man and a 24-year-old woman, both of the Sydney area, were arrested for possession of a controlled drug or substance and possession of illegal alcohol.

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Brian Matheson was charged for possessing hydromorphone and marijuana for the purpose of trafficking. He was held for court over the weekend and appeared today in Port Hawkesbury Provincial Court. The 24-year-old woman was released on a promise to appear and is scheduled to appear in court on December 18.

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A St. FX graduate and native of Arichat, Jake Boudrot has been the editor of The Reporter since 2001. He currently lives on Isle Madame.