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Cape Breton court roundup for Nov. 19, 2020

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A Glace Bay man has been sentenced after pleading guilty to four drug offences.
Jonathan Daniel Kanary, 34, of Seaview Drive pleaded guilty to possession of illicit marijuana, possession of more than four marijuana plants without authorization, possession of cocaine and possession for the purpose of trafficking in LSD.
The offences occurred in Glace Bay in September 2019.
Kanary had been facing some 14 offences but all other charges were dismissed.
All charges against co-accused, Shannon Louise Perry, 29, also of Glace Bay, were dismissed.
Kanary was sentenced to complete a three-year probation period which includes conditions that he refrain from drugs and alcohol and continue with counselling for his addiction.
The court received a number of reference letters in support of Kanary that noted the steps taken by the accused since his arrest to get his life back on track.
Now sober for some 21 months, Kanary helps others attempting to rid themselves of their addiction and spoke to the court about his own struggles.

Bail hearing scheduled 

A bail hearing has been scheduled for a Sydney man facing multiple offences including drug trafficking.
Francis Todd Axworthy, 45, of Victoria Road is charged with 10 counts of breaching court orders, and single counts of resisting arrest, possession for the purpose of trafficking in cocaine, possession of crack cocaine and conspiracy which alleges Axworthy conspired within a co-accused to take responsibility for a drug trafficking charge.
The offences are alleged to have occurred in Sydney between May 2019 and October of this year.
A bail hearing is now scheduled for Nov. 25.


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