A woman from Antigonish Co. charged as part of an eight-month investigation that led to 10 drug-related arrests and 69 charges has entered not guilty pleas.
Police say officers searched four homes and five marijuana storefronts in the province in August.
They say the suspects set up shop in various communities as a criminal network, and used their storefronts to commit crime and profit from that crime.
One of the raids was at the Tasty Budds location on the Post Rd. in Antigonish Co.
Gillian Sarah Sampson, 28, of Pomquet faces charges of trafficking, possession for the purpose of trafficking and possession of property obtained by proceeds of crime.
Sampson, who was released from custody after her arrest, made her first appearance in the case in October; she pleaded not guilty to all three counts during an election-and-plea hearing in Antigonish Provincial Court Wednesday.
She’s scheduled to return to court for a preliminary inquiry March 22.