2019-07-24

Lunenburg County traffic stop results in cocaine charges against Queens County resident



A resident of Queens County was arrested and charged with the possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking after a conducted traffic stop in Lunenburg County. Another Queens County resident was charged with other offences during the same stop.

On July 16, the South Shore Integrated Street Crime Unit (SCEU), with assistance from members of Lunenburg District RCMP, stopped a vehicle on Logan Rd. in Wileville. The traffic stop was conducted in relation to an ongoing investigation. Three people were arrested, and following the search of the people and their vehicle, police seized a quantity of cocaine, illegal cigarettes and drug paraphernalia.

Claudette Kelly, 49, from Milton, Queens County, has been charged with possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking, and offences under the Excise Act and Revenue Act. Larry 'Roland' Schrader, 55, of Liverpool, has been charged with offences under the Excise Act and Revenue Act.

Kelly was held in custody overnight and appeared in Bridgewater Provincial Court on July 17, where she was released on conditions. She is scheduled to return to court on August 28. Schrader was released from police custody later the same day on conditions and is scheduled to appear at the Bridgewater Justice Centre on September 25.

The third person in the vehicle was released without charges.

The South Shore Integrated SCEU is comprised of members from Lunenburg County RCMP and Bridgewater Police Service. Members from the Criminal Intelligence Service of Nova Scotia and Lunenburg District RCMP also assisted with the investigation.

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