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.

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