Court martial for N.B. soldier accused of serving cannabis-laced cupcakes can proceed

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By Staff The Canadian Press

Posted August 11, 2021 2:37 pm

A subject justice has rejected an exertion to disregard charges against a New Brunswick worker accused of giving cannabis-laced cupcakes to a radical of Canadian Armed Forces members taking portion successful a 2018 live-fire grooming exercise.

Bombardier Chelsea Cogswell faces 8 charges of administering a noxious substance, arsenic good arsenic charges of behaving successful a disgraceful mode and neglect to the prejudice of bully bid and discipline.

The defence made the exertion Monday aft the prosecution concluded its arguments, saying the prosecution had failed to present grounds connected indispensable elements of its case.

Military Judge Cmdr. Sandra Sukstorf dismissed that exertion today, saying she was satisfied capable grounds had been presented by the prosecution and that the tribunal martial volition proceed.

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Cogswell is accused of serving 8 soldiers with cannabis-laced cupcakes from a tract canteen she operated connected July 21, 2018, connected 5th Canadian Division Support Base Gagetown successful New Brunswick.

The soldiers became sick and complained of being paranoid and anxious, and the Armed Forces says the cupcakes were to blame.

This study by The Canadian Press was archetypal published Aug. 11, 2021.

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