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Dominion man released on conditions in drug case

SYDNEY — A Dominion man has been released from custody after being charged with drug offences.

Jansen Alexander Ward, 27, of Burchell Avenue is charged with trafficking in hydromorphone, trafficking in methylphenidate (Ritalin) and breaching a court order. The offences occurred in September in Glace Bay.

Ward was released after posting a $5,000 surety and agreeing to abide by a host of conditions including he refrain from alcohol and all drugs not prescribed to him by a doctor, he is not allowed to possess a cellphone or pager, and must adhere to a curfew unless in the company of the person who signed his bail release, or for employment, medical, or legal purposes.

Ward is now scheduled to return to court Nov. 7 to enter pleas.

He was among four people arrested by Cape Breton Regional Police in connection with drug trafficking in the Glace Bay area.

Also charged is Brandon Mitchell Maxwell, 20, of Brodie Avenue, Dominion, who is charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking in hydromorphone and two counts of breaching court orders.

Maxwell is scheduled to return to court on the charges Oct. 20. He continues to be on remand at the Cape Breton Correctional Centre.

He is also facing eight unrelated offences, including assault with a weapon, assault and uttering threats. A trial on those matters is already scheduled for March 31.

Two other people charged with drug offences were assigned court dates in November.

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