Preliminary hearing set, warrant of arrest issued in organized drug trafficking case
Four days have been set aside for a preliminary hearing for a Montreal man charged in connection with drug trafficking in Northern New Brunswick.
25 year old Cedrik Cazetta-Parent faces several charges, including laundering and the possession of the proceeds of crime and is set to appear in court on January 8th.
Meanwhile, 43 year old Simon Dupuis of Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, Quebec, stands charged with laundering and the possession of the proceeds of crime.
He's been granted an adjournment to find a lawyer and is scheduled to enter a plea on July 16th.
60 year old Normand Godbout, from Grand Falls will also enter his plea on July 16th.
He's been charged with conspiracy to traffic cocaine, conspiracy to possess cocaine for the purpose of tracking, and possessing cocaine for the purpose of trafficking.
The lawyer of 72 year old Raymond Bertrand from Saint-Andre-d'Argenteuil, Quebec was granted time to review his client's file.
Bertrand faces several charges, including conspiracy to traffic cocaine, trafficking cocaine, laundering and possessing the proceeds of crime and will appear in court on July 16th.
40 year old Andrew Boucher of Sainte-Genevieve Quebec failed to attend court resulting in a warrant being issued for his arrest.
As a result of the investigation, which kicked off in 2016, police seized approximately 5.5kg of cocaine and around $900,000 in cash.
RCMP have tied the drugs to Hells Angels in Quebec but have said none of those charged are members.
(with files from the Northern Light)