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Operation Clean Sweep drug case adjourned in Charlottetown

Charlottetown police seized more than $400,000 in drugs and arrested about 40 people in Operation Clean Sweep
Charlottetown police seized more than $400,000 in drugs and arrested about 40 people in Operation Clean Sweep - SaltWire Network
CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. —

More than five years after one of the biggest drug investigations in the Charlottetown police force’s history, a P.E.I. man entered a guilty plea Tuesday to trafficking cocaine.

Kendall David Buell appeared before Chief Justice Tracey Clements in P.E.I. Supreme Court in Charlottetown where he pleaded guilty to the charge stemming from Operation Clean Sweep in January 2014.

At the time, a Canada-wide warrant was issued for Buell’s arrest on several charges related to drug trafficking.

He was one of almost 40 people the Charlottetown police arrested as part of an investigation that led to the seizure of more than $400,000 in drugs.

On Tuesday, Buell represented himself and stood at the defence table with his hands cuffed in front of him as he entered his guilty plea.

Federal Crown attorney Sean Seviour stayed the rest of the charges against Buell.

Seviour said there will be an agreed statement of facts when the matter is before the court again on Nov. 8 and he expects to also have a joint recommendation on a sentence.

Buell has been remanded into custody while the matters are before the court.

Ryan.ross@theguardian.pe.ca
Twitter.com/ryanrross


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