Plea set on drug charge
SYDNEY — A Sydney Mines couple will return to provincial court in March to enter pleas on a drug charge. John Norman MacAskill, 49, and Denise MacAskill, 49, both of Demarco Street, are both charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking in marijuana. The offence is alleged to have occurred last Nov. 23 in Sydney Mines. The pair was arrested after Cape Breton Regional Police seized nearly four pounds of marijuana after executing a search warrant at a residence. Both are now scheduled to enter a plea March 6. They continue their release on conditions.