Accused released after posting bail
One of two Quebec residents charged with drug and weapon offences last week was released from custody.
Stephanie Renaud, 37, is charged with two counts of possession and a single count of possession for the purpose of trafficking involving marijuana and cocaine.
She is also charged with 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.
She was released after posting $10,000 in cash bail and agreeing to abide by a host of conditions including she live in Sainte-Adele (near Montreal), and have no contact with her male co-accused.
She is also not allowed to possess any weapons, cellphone or pager and is to abide by a curfew.
Pleas on the charges are now expected March 9.
Meanwhile, co-accused Maxime Brodeur, 35, of Saint-Sauveur-des-Monts, is facing similar drug and weapon offences along with a single count of possession of a weapon while prohibited.
He is scheduled to have a bail hearing Friday.
The pair was riding in a SUV when they were stopped on Highway 105 near Baddeck. 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.