On September 22, the Inverness-Richmond Street Crime Enforcement Unit and the Inverness District RCMP searched the Island Hemp storefront on Granville Street in Port Hawkesbury.

PORT HAWKESBURY: A man found guilty of a drug charge following a police raid at a local business received a conditional sentence.

On March 13, Michael Tyrell received a six month conditional sentence order during a sentencing hearing in Port Hawkesbury Provincial Court. He is also subject to a 10-year firearm prohibition and must pay $100.

As part of the conditional sentence, Tyrell must keep the peace, appear in court when required, report to a supervisor, remain in the province, and notify the court of any changes to his name or address.

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Tyrell pleaded guilty to the charge on March 13 and the crown withdrew charges of possessing cannabis resin with the purpose of trafficking and possessing tetrahydrocannabinol for the purpose of trafficking.

The charges stem from a search by the Inverness-Richmond Street Crime Enforcement Unit and the Inverness District RCMP at the Island Hemp storefront on Granville Street in Port Hawkesbury on September 22. Police seized cannabis marijuana, cannabis marijuana products, and cash during the search. Tyrell was arrested, charged and later released.

Port Hawkesbury RCMP staff Sgt. Greg Redl said, at the time, the bust resulted from multiple people providing tips.