Former Labrador RCMP officer waives bail hearing

Derek Montague
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Albert Michelin, facing cocaine trafficking charges, to remain in custody


According to a representative from New Brunswick Provincial Court, former Labrador RCMP officer Albert Michelin waived his bail hearing in Moncton Provincial Court this afternoon.

Michelin was charged in New Brunswick on Dec. 2 on one count of trafficking cocaine and two counts of possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking.

Michelin’s bail hearing was delayed twice before today’s court appearance. He was originally scheduled to appear before a judge on Dec. 2 and again on Dec. 4.

Michelin, 50, spent 18 years as an RCMP officer in Labrador, before being transferred to Tobique First Nation, New Brunswick, in 2010.

According to an RCMP press release, the cocaine charges stem from a months-long investigation, which began back in January 2013.

According to the same press release, Michelin has been suspended from duty with pay for more than year because of “unrelated code of conduct investigations.”

Michelin has been remanded and will remain in custody until his next court appearance. He is due back in court on January 29 and has not yet entered a plea.

Organizations: RCMP

Geographic location: New Brunswick, Labrador

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