Bail hearings set for two alleged drug traffickers
Bail hearings were scheduled Tuesday for two Quebec residents charged over the weekend with weapon and drug offences.
Maxime Brodeur, 35, and Stephanie Renaud, 37, both of Saint-Sauveur-des-Monts, Quebec, were charged after a traffic stop Saturday on Highway 105 near Baddeck.
The vehicle was stopped after an RCMP officer observed a SUV being driven erratically.
Inside the vehicle, police uncovered some 18 pounds of marijuana along with quantities of cocaine and methamphetamine. Also seized was a loaded 9-mm handgun.
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.
Renaud is scheduled to have a bail hearing Thursday while Brodeur is to appear for bail on Friday.