John Clayton “Clay” MacDonald, 77, faces a pair of charges- possession and possession for the purpose of trafficking oxycodone.
MacDonald was expected for election-and-plea in Port Hawkesbury Provincial Court Monday; instead, not guilty pleas were entered on his behalf.
Police say they arrested the passenger when they stopped a car on Rte. 19 in Judique North and seized oxycodone in August.
They say they didn’t charge the driver.
MacDonald is expected to stand trial April 19.