Drug and weapon charges filed after traffic stop
Two Quebec residents are to return to provincial court today after being charged over the weekend with weapon and drug offences.
Maxime Brodeur, 35, and Stephanie Renaud, 37, both of Saint-Sauveur-des-Monts, Quebec, are charged after a traffic stop Saturday on Highway 105 near Baddeck.
The pair was stopped by RCMP officers who observed a SUV being driven erratically.
Upon searching the vehicle, police uncovered some 18 pounds of marijuana along with quantities of cocaine and methamphetamine. Also seized was a loaded 9-mm handgun.
The pair made a brief court appearance Monday and were ordered remanded pending the outcome of a bail hearing scheduled for today.
They are both charged with two counts of possession and a single count of possession for the purpose of trafficking.
In addition, they face charges of possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, careless use of a firearm, carrying a concealed weapon, possession of a weapon knowing it was prohibited, unauthorized possession of a weapon in a vehicle and possession of a restricted weapon with ammunition. Brodeur faces an additional count of possession of a weapon while prohibited.