Two of the three people charged in relation to a drug bust in Inverness Co. have elected to be tried by judge and jury.
RCMP say members of the Inverness/Richmond Street Crime Enforcement Unit searched a home in Sugar Camp in April.
They say officers seized cocaine, marijuana, hashish, drug paraphernalia and cash.
Police say they arrested three men from Sugar Camp.
Joshua Nicholson, 32, Brendan MacAskill, 26, and Steven MacEachern, 24, all face four counts of possession for the purpose of trafficking and a single count of possession of equipment to assist in the trafficking of cocaine.
Their cases opened in April; MacAskill and MacEachern had election-and-plea hearings in Port Hawkesbury Provincial Court Monday.
They elected trial in Nova Scotia Supreme Court by judge and jury, and are scheduled to have a date set for their preliminary inquiries Oct. 5.
Nicholson, who has already elected a trial by judge and jury in Nova Scotia Supreme Court and is scheduled for a preliminary inquiry Dec. 3, has had numerous run-ins with the law in the past; he pleaded guilty to assault, uttering threats and a drug count, and was sentenced to 18 months’ probation, 12 hours community service and a fine in relation to a Dec. 2016 incident.
He was sentenced to 90 days in jail and six months’ probation after he pleaded guilty to assault with a weapon following a bear spray incident in Port Hawkesbury in 2012.