Nova Scotia

Police bust illegal gaming house in New Waterford

Three New Waterford men are facing numerous drug and gaming related charges after police discovered a home being operated as an illegal gaming and alcohol establishment.

Three men face drug, gaming charges

Three New Waterford men are facing numerous drug and gaming related charges after Cape Breton police searched a home Friday night being operated as an illegal gaming and alcohol establishment.  

Police tell CBC News that a tip from the general public lead police to begin surveillance on the home. They then collected enough evidence for a search warrant.

During the search, officers with the Service Drug Section seized and illegal video lottery terminal, prescription pills, marijuana and cash.  

A 47-year-old man was remanded into custody and is scheduled to appear in court on Monday to face the following charges.  

  • Trafficking in hydromorphone.
  • Possession of trafficking hydromorphone.
  • Possession of methadone.
  • Possession of marijuana.
  • Keeping a gaming house.

Another 47-year-old man was released with a promise to appear in court on Mar. 27 to face charges of being found in a gaming house and possession for the purpose of trafficking Ritalin.  

A 66-year-old man is also scheduled to be back in court the same day to face a charge of being found in a gaming house.

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