Burton Man Behind Bars On Drug Trafficking, Weapons Charges

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.