A trio of suspects facing drug charges following a five-month investigation have elected to be tried in Nova Scotia Supreme Court.
Police say members of the Inverness-Richmond RCMP Street Crime Enforcement Unit searched a home in Port Hawkesbury in May.
They say officers seized a significant amount of cocaine, as well as marijuana and drug trafficking paraphernalia.
Morgan Wallace Stark, 25, of Troy, Adam Chester Stark, 28, of Port Hawkesbury and Jonathan Edward Nicholson, 31, of Port Hawkesbury face a total of 16 drug-related charges in the case.
They elected a Nova Scotia Supreme Court judge-and-jury trial during an election-and-plea hearing in Port Hawkesbury Provincial Court Monday; all three have a preliminary inquiry, which will determine if there’s enough evidence to send the case to trial, Feb. 28.
The Stark brothers have another preliminary hearing in the same case March 4.