Ac­cused re­leased af­ter post­ing bail

Cape Breton Post - - CAPE BRETON/PROVINCE - BY CAPE BRE­TON POST STAFF

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.

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