Dudley Do Wrong Faces Cocaine Trafficking Charges
After a 23-year career as a Royal Mountie, Albert Michelin is behind bars for trafficking cocaine following an 11-month investigation.
Albert Michelin, a 23-year veteran of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, remains behind bars after being charged with one count of trafficking cocaine and two counts of possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking. After making a brief appearance in Moncton provincial court at the beginning of March, his lawyer temporarily waived his right once again to a bail hearing. It seems that Dudley Do Wrong does not believe that he can stay out of trouble if released at this point into the general public.
This is the fifth time Michelin's bail hearing has resulted in such a pass; he has been in custody since November 29, 2013. The former Canadian Mountie was arrested in Moncton following an 11-month investigation by the RCMP's federal operations unit in Nova Scotia. "These are very serious charges, and all the more serious because they involve an RCMP member," according to a statement issued by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police press team in January.
Michelin was suspended with pay at the time of his arrest due to unrelated code of conduct investigations, but has since resigned according to RCMP officials. During his time with the RCMP, Michelin had been stationed as a constable in Tobique First Nation after previously serving in Labrador for 18 years. Although he has not entered any pleas, Michelin has elected to be tried by judge alone.