Glace Bay man elects Supreme Court trial
SYDNEY — A Glace Bay man has waived his right to a preliminary hearing and will appear in Supreme Court in March to receive a trial date. John Alfred Farrell, 44, of Reservoir Avenue, is charged with four counts of possession for the purpose of trafficking involving cocaine and marijuana and single counts of possession of a prohibited weapon, unsafe storage of a firearm and possession of a firearm without a licence. Farrell has elected to be tried by judge and jury and is to appear March 6 in Supreme Court to receive a trial date. The offences are alleged to have occurred in Glace Bay in 2016. Charges against a coaccused, Tanya Marie Stubbard, 41, have been stayed. Stubbard was charged with four counts of possession for the purpose of trafficking in cocaine and marijuana. In staying the charges, the Crown has the option of refiling the same charges within one year. If not refiled, the charges are dismissed.