Cape Breton police blotter

A Sydney Mines man is facing a stiff fine for possession of illegal cigarettes.  44 year old James Darrell Warren was fined almost $42,000 after pleading guilty to possession of 255 cartons of illegal smokes and one count of possession of marijuanna.

A 27 year old man changed his plea in court yesterday on drug trafficking charges.  John Mitchell MacEachern, of Big Harbour Road; pleaded guilty to possession of marijuanna and oxycodone for an incident last June.  A sentencing hearing will be held March 22nd.

A Sydney man will be back in court in a month to set a trial date after waiving his right to a preliminary hearing on armed robbery and other charges.  22 year old Norman Brandon Allan Fong is facing 22 charges in connection with robberies at a private residence and a convenience store last April.  He remains in custody for now.