Three Bracebridge men are expected to make a plea in connection to a major cocaine bust in Newfoundland.
On May 23rd, 26-year-old Michael Smith, 26-year-old Zachary Reisenburg and 27-year-old Blayne Roper were arrested following an investigation by RCMP and Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit.
Arrests were made at St. John’s International Airport, during a traffic stop and at a residence in St. John’s.
A variety of drugs were confiscated including OxyContin, LSD and 10.5 kilograms of cocaine.
Police found about $270,000 in cash and estimate the street value of the confiscated drugs is about $1 million.
Since the arrest both Reisenberg and Smith have remained in custody, while Roper was released on a $5,000 bail.
All three will make a video appearance in Newfoundland Provincial Court in St. John’s on July 8th.