Drug and weapon charges filed after traf­fic stop

Cape Breton Post - - CAPE BRETON - BY CAPE BRE­TON POST STAFF

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.

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