Hayes requests adjournment for show cause hearing

Raissa Tetanish
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AMHERST - A Springhill man arrested in an early-February drug bust with eight other people requested an adjournment Thursday of his show cause hearing.

 

Troy William Hayes, 42, had Maurice Bastarache request an additional two weeks for the show cause hearing.

"He has retained a lawyer from Edmonton, Alberta," said Bastarache, who requested the hearing be set for 9:30 a.m. on March 10 to give the lawyer a chance to travel to Nova Scotia and meet with his client.

During Hayes' appearance, provincial Crown attorney Bruce Baxter informed Judge Robert Stroud that the federal prosecution office will be taking carriage of Hayes' conspiracy to commit trafficking of cocaine, as well as four charges of breaching a recognizance.

Hayes was arrested at the beginning of February after a two-month long investigation that saw more than six kilograms of cocaine and four pounds of marijuana taken off the streets. Almost two dozen rifles were seized during the investigation, and a significant quantity of cash was found.

Two of the other eight individuals arrested and charged in the bust appeared in court shortly after Hayes on applications to vary their release conditions.

Brothers Christopher Lee and Jason Edward Glennie weren't supposed to have contact with each other.

They applied, however, to have an exception if it was work related as the siblings co-own  a business - Glennie's Trucking.

The Crown had no objections to the exception to their release conditions.

The two brothers are scheduled to appear for election and plea on April 11, along with two others that were jointly charged.

Four other individuals arrested during the investigation are scheduled to appear on May 2 at 9:30 a.m.

rtetanish@amherstdaily.com

 

Geographic location: AMHERST, Springhill, Edmonton Alberta Nova Scotia

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