Three people charged following an Inverness Co. drug bust have made their first court appearances in the case.
Police say members of the Inverness/Richmond Street Crime Enforcement Unit seized a significant quantity of cocaine, marijuana, hashish, scales, cocaine presses, packaging, packaging equipment, cash and other drug paraphernalia during the search of a Sugar Camp home Friday.
RCMP say they charged Joshua Nicholson, 31, Steven MacEachern, 24, and Brendan MacAskill, 26, with four counts each of possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking and one count of possession of equipment to assist in the trafficking of cocaine.
Police say the three men were held in custody following their arrests; they appeared in Port Hawkesbury Provincial Court Monday, and were released from custody.
The men are due back in court for an election-and-plea hearing June 1.
RCMP say the investigation is ongoing.