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New trial date scheduled
A new provincial court trial date has been set for two Sydney men charged with drug trafficking.
Scott Christopher Whitty, 45, and Jeremy Alexander Bennett, 37, are jointly charged with possession of illicit cannabis, possess of illicit cannabis for the purpose of distribution, possession of illicit cannabis for the purpose of selling, possess illicit cannabis oil, possession of cannabis oil for distribution, and possession of cannabis oil for selling.
The offences are alleged to have been committed December 2018 in Big Pond.
Both accused continue their release on conditions and are now scheduled to stand trial July 7.
Trial date assigned
A provincial court trial date has been set for a Florence man facing multiple offences.
Dwayne Bartlett Thurber, 55, is to stand trial on 10 counts of breaching court orders, four counts of assaulting police officers, two counts of uttering threats and single counts of mischief and resisting arrest.
The offences are alleged to have occurred between January and November 2020 in North Sydney and Florence.
Thurber was also scheduled to stand trial this week on five charges including assault with a weapon and unlawfully being in a dwelling but the Crown dismissed all counts prior to the start of the trial.
Thurber did plead guilty to a single count of theft and was given a nine-month suspended sentence during which he was ordered to complete 25 hours of community service. He is also to refrain from entering the Superstore in North Sydney.
The trial on the remaining charges is now scheduled Aug. 4.