The New Brunswick RCMP says a Burton man was sentenced to more than six years in prison for charges stemming from a drug trafficking investigation.
Mounties searched a home on Jan. 27, 2021, seizing various drugs, prohibited and restricted firearms, prohibited weapons and stolen property.
A 31-year-old man from Burton and a 23-year-old man from Moncton were arrested at the scene. The 23-year-old man was later released.
Police say 33-year-old Alexander Ross Hudson went before a Fredericton Provincial Court judge on Nov. 29, 2021, and pled guilty to the following charges:
- Three counts of possession of stolen property
- Possession of methamphetamine for the purpose of trafficking
- Possession of methylenedioxyamphetamine for the purpose of trafficking
- Possession of phencyclidine
- Possession of cocaine
- Possession of hydromorphone
- Possession of a prohibited weapon
- Possession of a restricted firearm
- Unsafe storage of a firearm
- Possession of firearms while prohibited
- Unauthorized possession of a firearm
- Possession of a firearm knowing the serial number was altered
- Possession of cannabis for the purpose of selling
A judge sentenced Hudson on June 29 to more than six and a half years in prison, minus time served. Upon his release from prison, he is prohibited from possessing firearms for life.