Pleas for drug bust arrests adjourned until June

Raissa Tetanish
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AMHERST - It could be the middle of June at the earliest before half of the people charged in a February drug bust enter pleas.

 

During Monday's provincial court, Christopher Coade, Christopher Glennie, Jason Glennie and Heather Trenholme each made an appearance from the Feb. 1 arrest.

All four are jointly charged with a number of incidents, with a fifth co-accused, Troy Hayes, not appearing in court for medical reasons.

Jim O'Neil, counsel for Coade, requested an adjournment as some of the Crown disclosure had arrived however he needed time to review it.

Jill Hartlen, federal Crown prosecutor, said the bulk of the disclosure for the case should arrive within the next couple of weeks.

All matters were adjourned until June 13, at 9:30 a.m.

Coade is facing one count of conspiracy to commit trafficking of cocaine and four counts each of trafficking cocaine and possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking.

Hayes is facing the conspiracy charge, as well as three counts each of possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking and trafficking cocaine. He's also facing four counts of failing to comply with a recognizance from charges a year ago in Saskatchewan.

Christopher Glennie is facing one count each of conspiracy to commit trafficking of cocaine and conspiracy to commit trafficking in marijuana. He's charged with four counts each of trafficking cocaine and possession of cocaine for the purpose of, and two counts each of trafficking marijuana and possession of marijuana for the purpose of trafficking.

Jason Glennie is facing one count each of conspiracy to commit trafficking of cocaine, conspiracy to commit trafficking of marijuana, trafficking marijuana and possession of marijuana for the purpose of trafficking.

A new charge was before the judge for arraignment - one of careless storage of a firearm.

Both the Glennie brothers had an application to vary their release conditions granted. They had applied for exceptions to allow them to leave the province of Nova Scotia for employment purposes. When traveling for work, the brothers will check into the Amherst Detachment of the Cumberland RCMP by phone. When leaving the province, the Glennie’s need to provide advance notice to the RCMP, as well as expected route and estimated date of return.

As part of Christopher Glennie’s recognizance, he was to abide by a curfew, however an exception was made Monday for when he is out of province for employment-related duties.

Trenholme is facing one count of conspiracy to commit trafficking of cocaine, and two counts each of trafficking cocaine and possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking.

She also appeared on a new charge. According to Cpl. Mark Cameron of the RCMP Northeast Nova Drug Section, the charge is of aiding Hayes in breaching his recognizance from his 2010 charges.

The individuals were arrested Feb. 1 after a two-month-long investigation. Four other individuals - Donald Lewis Alick, John Francis Leightizer Casey, Allan Daniel Maddison and Terry Norman - were also arrested and will appear in provincial court for election and plea on May 2 at 9:30 a.m.

The investigation saw more than six kilograms of cocaine, four pounds of marijuana, 20 rifles and an undisclosed amount of cash seized.

rtetanish@amherstdaily.com

Organizations: RCMP

Geographic location: AMHERST, Saskatchewan, Nova Scotia

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