CORNER BROOK — A preliminary inquiry for two Quebec men charged with drug offences last year was set over in provincial court in Corner Brook this week.
The matters of Sylvain Charbonneau, 57, and Jean Dessailliers, 42, were called Tuesday morning. Their lawyer, Keir O'Flaherty, said he needed more time to review the case before proceeding.
According to the RCMP, police stopped a vehicle because of erratic driving in foggy conditions on the Trans-Canada Highway west of Corner Brook on Oct. 24, 2011. The ensuing investigation, which involved the use of a police dog, uncovered roughly 60 pounds of marijuana and one kilogram of hashish inside a hidden compartment of a fuel tank being transported in the back of the truck the men were travelling in.
Both men have each been charged with four offences, including two counts of possession of a controlled substance for the purposes of trafficking and two counts of trafficking in illegal drugs.
The matter will be called again Sept. 27.