A 66-year-old man who was allegedly caught trying to sell pills in New Waterford, N.S., is now facing drug-trafficking charges and a $1,000 fine for failing to practise social distancing.
Cape Breton Regional Police say street crime officers saw the man believed to be making drug transactions from a vehicle on Nicholson Avenue on Monday.
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Police say officers approached the man and seized hydromorphone and Ritalin pills, as well as cash, from the vehicle.
He was arrested and later released on a promise to appear in Sydney provincial court to face charges of possession for the purpose of trafficking.
He was also issued a summary offence ticket for failing to social distance under the Health Protection Act.
The ticket carries a fine of $1,000.