Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Imprisoned Poison Peddler

Calling anyone who sells cocaine "a peddler of poison", Bridgewater Provincial Court Judge Jim Burrill sentenced a Blockhouse man to 34 months in prison. Twenty-six year old Arthur Abdul Mosher was given double credit for the seven months he spent in custody after being arrested in April 2007. A police search of Mosher's parents' residence in April 2007 turned up 37 grams of cocaine in a plastic bag in a shaving cream can with a false bottom. The can was in a pocket of Randy Mosher's bathrobe . Randy Mosher who has since died of cancer told police at the time , he was using the drug for pain management but his son later said he owed a 32 thousand dollar drug debt and his father was selling cocaine in an effort to save his life. Mosher was found guilty of possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking at the conclusion of his trial this March 23rd. He was also convicted of two counts of breach of probation as well as charges of possession of marijuana and hashish. Mosher has eight prior convictions for possession, and possession for the purpose of trafficking.

Composites Trade Show

A delegation of 17 Atlantic Canadian aerospace and defence companies and organizations have returned home following a successful trade mission to Paris, France. They attended the Paris Air Show, an international trade show for aerospace equipment and technology. Mission delegates , including Composites Atlantic in Lunenburg, were able to establish and build business contacts and take part in a number of industry-related meetings, roundtables and information sessions.