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Thursday, October 10, 2013

Alleged Charlotte Street Crack Dealer Denied Bail

A 41 year old Saint John man has been denied bail on charges of possession for the purpose of trafficking after an undercover police officer testified he saw him hanging out on Peters Street dealing crack cocaine.

Kenneth Ward of Charlotte Street was seen with known drug users trading off a $20 bill for an small object which prompted officers to search him. They found 17 rocks of crack valued at $340, $120 in cash, and two cell phones.

He appeared in court with his jaw wired shut. The court heard the injury happened during a home invasion when he was hit with a hammer, the second such assault Ward has reported in a period of some months. 

He is scheduled to reappear in court on October 31st.