Guilty plea in Brights Grove drug bust

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A Sarnia man has admitted to trafficking thousands of dollars worth of cocaine out of his Brights Grove home.

Jason Huggett, 36, entered his plea in Sarnia Court Sept. 7. His punishment will be determined later in the year after a series of assessments are conducted.

Court heard the Sarnia Police Vice Unit began an investigation into Huggett July 2019 after being tipped off by an informant. The source said Huggett was trafficking cocaine from his home on Waterworks Road.

Police obtained a warrant Aug. 29 and carried out their raid that afternoon. They waited for Huggett to return home before arresting him in the driveway and searching the house.

Inside the garage and home was a stash of cocaine and cash, including 44 grams of the drug hidden in a motorcycle helmet. In total 52.82 grams of cocaine was recovered which the police estimate is worth $5,200 on the street. The cash total seized was $3,570.

Defence Lawyer Robert McFadden says he hopes a conditional sentence can be reached which would allow Huggett to serve his time under house arrest. A pre-sentence report will determine if he’s eligible for the necessary electronic monitoring.

The case returns Nov. 2 for sentencing.

Alex Kurial, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, The Independent

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