The RCMP Federal Serious and Organized Crime Unit have charged an Ingonish man with Possession of Proceeds of Crime and Money Laundering in relation to a 2013 drug investigation.
In March 2014, 55-year-old Wayne Francis Hawley was charged with Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking following a drug investigation that resulted in the seizure of marijuana and over $35,000 in cash.
Following the seizure of cash, a proceeds of crime investigation was launched into the financial activities of Hawley that resulted in charges of Proceeds of Crime Over $5000 and Money Laundering. Hawley is scheduled to appear in Ingonish Provincial Court on March 26th, 2015. Then investigation is continuing.
Note to media: Insp. Glenn Lambe will be available for interviews at 2 p.m.