The Canadian Press

1985-02-13 | Hatfield drug possession not guilty

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New Brunswick Premier Richard Hatfield went on TV February 13, 1985 to deny allegations by teenagers about a drug party in his home four years previously. (New Brunswick Premier Richard Hatfield was found not guilty of possession of marijuana. The judge said there was not "one scintilla" of evidence that Hatfield had marijuana in his personal possession. The drug, three ounces or 35 grams, had been found in the outside pocket of a suitcase as the premier's luggage was being taken aboard the royal plane during the Queen's visit to New Brunswick September 25, 1984. Despite the verdict, Hatfield still had to defend himself against allegations of drug use, specifically by a group of teenagers who said they were offered drugs in Hatfield's home in 1981.)

Date: 1985-02-13
Placeline: FREDERICTON, New Brunswick.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 31 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << I must defend myself against serious allegations and rumors brought against me where they can be questioned and impartially adjudicated but in the media the sting of these new accusations against me is that it is said I invited students into my home for years ago and supplied them with drugs I completely and unequivocally deny that charge >>