Drug charges stayed against Florence woman

Cape Breton Post - - CAPE BRETON -

SYD­NEY — Drugs charges against a Florence woman were stayed Thurs­day prior to the start of a sched­uled trial. Keri Lind­say Mer­ritt, 33, of James Street was charged with three counts of traf­fick­ing and three counts of pos­ses­sion for the pur­pose of traf­fick­ing. The drugs in­volved in­clude hy­dro­mor­phone and Xanax. The of­fences al­legedly oc­curred Aug. 13, 2013, in Syd­ney. Mer­ritt had pre­vi­ously pleaded not guilty to the charges and was sched­uled to stand trial Thurs­day. How­ever, the Crown served no­tice it was stay­ing the charges. Un­der a stay, the Crown has one year in which to re­file the charges. If not re­filed, the charges are dis­missed.

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