Sec­ond ac­cused re­leased on bail

Cape Breton Post - - CAPE BRETON -

A Que­bec man fac­ing drug and weapon of­fences was re­leased from cus­tody last Fri­day af­ter post­ing $20,000 in cash bail and agree­ing to abide by a host of con­di­tions.

Maxime Brodeur, 35, of Saint-Sau­veur-des-Monts, also elected to be tried on the charges by a Supreme Court judge and jury and was as­signed a date of Sept. 18 for a pre­lim­i­nary hear­ing.

Brodeur and co-ac­cused Stephanie Re­naud, 37, are both charged with two counts of pos­ses­sion and a sin­gle count of pos­ses­sion for the pur­pose of traf­fick­ing in­volv­ing mar­i­juana and co­caine.

Hey are 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.

They were charged af­ter be­ing pulled over by RCMP near Bad­deck on Feb. 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.

Re­naud was re­leased ear­lier this week af­ter post­ing $10,000 in cash bail.

Among the con­di­tions for both ac­cused is that they have no con­tact with each other and they re­port, once a week by phone, to RCMP in Bad­deck.

Re­naud is sched­uled to en­ter pleas on the charges March 9.

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