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Four men charged in Operation Backstop want charges stayed

Bruce Hickey (right) and Terrance Gallant of Benoit’s Cove appeared in Newfoundland Supreme Court in Corner Brook on Thursday along with their co-accuseds, Jean Mondoux and Andre Seguin, of Ontario.
Bruce Hickey (right) and Terrance Gallant of Benoit’s Cove appeared in Newfoundland Supreme Court in Corner Brook on Thursday along with their co-accuseds, Jean Mondoux and Andre Seguin, of Ontario.

Four men charged in a March 2014 drug investigation known as Operation Backstop are looking to have the charges against them stayed.

Bruce Hickey and Terrance Gallant of Benoit’s Cove appeared in Newfoundland Supreme Court in Corner Brook on Thursday along with their co-accuseds, Jean Mondoux and Andre Seguin, of Ontario.

The men have filed charter applications arguing that their rights with regards to the time it has taken to bring the matter to trial have been violated.

All four are charged with conspiracy to commit a crime, trafficking in a controlled drug or substance, laundering the proceeds of crime and possession of property obtained by crime.

Fifty pounds of Canadian currency, valued in the hundreds of thousands of dollars, and five pounds of marijuana were seized during their arrest.

Justice David Hurley will make a decision on their applications on Feb. 23. Seguin and Hickey wait for the hearing to start.

Bruce Hickey and Terrance Gallant of Benoit’s Cove appeared in Newfoundland Supreme Court in Corner Brook on Thursday along with their co-accuseds, Jean Mondoux and Andre Seguin, of Ontario.

The men have filed charter applications arguing that their rights with regards to the time it has taken to bring the matter to trial have been violated.

All four are charged with conspiracy to commit a crime, trafficking in a controlled drug or substance, laundering the proceeds of crime and possession of property obtained by crime.

Fifty pounds of Canadian currency, valued in the hundreds of thousands of dollars, and five pounds of marijuana were seized during their arrest.

Justice David Hurley will make a decision on their applications on Feb. 23. Seguin and Hickey wait for the hearing to start.

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