Former Springhill cop pleads guilty on several counts
AMHERST – Former Springhill police officer, Joshua Wilfred Demers, 29, of Dieppe, New Brunswick, pleaded guilty in court on Tuesday to possession of marijuana and the unlawful possession of cannabis resin.
The incidents occurred between Aug. 22, 2010, and Jan. 22, 2011, in Springhill.
Two other charges of possession of marijuana were dismissed.
Demers will be sentenced, Sept. 12, and the two other charges will be dismissed at that time as well.
Demers also pleaded guilty in court on Tuesday to three other counts.
He pleaded guilty to stealing 20 litres of gas, the property of the Springhill Police Service, of a value not exceeding $5,000; he pleaded guilty to stealing seized contraband material from the main exhibit locker room, the property of the Springhill Police Service, of a value not exceeding $5,000; and he pleaded guilty to being an official, to wit, a Peace Officer, did commit a breach of trust in connection with his duties by removing and wrongfully taking seized contraband in the custody of the Springhill Police Service, without lawful authority and for his own personal use.
The incidents occurred Jan. 3, 2011, in Springhill.
Demers will be sentenced on the three guilty pleas Sept. 12.
A charge of willfully obstructing the course of justice in a judicial proceeding by tampering with evidence bags that were housed in the main exhibit room of the Springhill Police Service will be dismissed Sept. 12.