Fredericton woman appears in court on drug, weapon charges

The bail hearing for a 40-year-old Fredericton woman arrested as part of an RCMP-led investigation into outlaw motorcycle gangs has been delayed.

Marie Antonette Buguay appeared in court Friday on charges of cocaine possession for the purpose of trafficking and possession of a prohibited weapon.

The Daily Gleaner reports that her bail hearing was set over until next Thursday after the defence requested time to review the disclosure.

Mounties say Buguay was arrested and released during the execution of a search warrant at a home on Aberdeen Street in Fredericton on Aug. 24.

"A search of the home led to the discovery of a quantity of what is believed to be cocaine, drug paraphernalia and a taser," the RCMP said in a news release on Tuesday.

Buguay was re-arrested on Tuesday morning and police say they seized a "large quantity" of cash.

The RCMP say Buguay is a "known associate" of Robin Moulton, who they described as a full-patch member of the Hells Angels MC Nomads New Brunswick chapter.

Moulton, 48, was arrested while driving on the Trans-Canada Highway near Woodstock around 7:20 a.m. on Aug. 22.

Police say they seized a quantity of what is believed to be cocaine during the traffic stop, and subsequent searches at "several locations" in New Brunswick led to the seizure of a high-power rifle with a silencer, a loaded handgun, a quantity of drugs and drug paraphernalia.

Moulton has since been charged with 12 weapons and drugs related charges, and remains in custody pending a court appearance for election and plea on Oct. 12.