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Ryane Clowe’s father charged in cocaine trafficking probe

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NEWARK, NJ - JANUARY 24: Ryane Clowe #29 of the New Jersey Devils takes the puck in the second period against the Washington Capitals at Prudential Center on January 24, 2014 in Newark, New Jersey.


From CBC:

The father of Newfoundland-born NHL player Ryane Clowe is among those charged in the wake of a police investigation targeting “high-level” cocaine trafficking in the St. John’s area.

Anthony Clowe, 51, of Paradise is charged with money laundering and possessing property obtained by crime.

His case was called at Newfoundland and Labrador provincial court in St. John’s on Wednesday morning.

Defence lawyer Randy Piercey declined comment on behalf of his client.

Ryane, currently out of the Devils lineup with a suspected concussion, is not implicated in the probe -- dubbed “Operation Battalion” -- and is not facing any charges, per reports.