Former mayor of Norman Wells guilty of cocaine possession

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The  former mayor of Norman Wells has been convicted of possessing cocaine despite arguing his Charter rights were violated following a traffic stop in 2017. Nathan Watson, 49, was pulled over by Norman Wells RCMP on the evening of Oct. 6, 2017 after he failed to stop at a stop sign. A Mountie noticed an...
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Brendan Burke
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