Mountie facing cocaine charges remains in custody another month
Const. Albert Michelin, arrested on Nov. 29, waives bail hearing again
A suspended New Brunswick Mountie facing three charges related to cocaine trafficking will remain in custody for another month.
Albert Michelin, 50, is charged with one count of trafficking cocaine and two counts of possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking.
The 23-year veteran of the RCMP, who served most recently as a constable in Tobique First Nation, has not yet entered any pleas.
He was expected to have a bail hearing in Moncton provincial court on Wednesday.
But a new lawyer, Alison Menard, appeared on his behalf and said she needs time to get more disclosure.
Michelin, who was been in custody since Nov. 29, has temporarily waived his right to a bail hearing again, said Menard.
He is scheduled to return to court on Feb. 25.
This is the fourth time Michelin's bail hearing has been adjourned.
Last month, his then-lawyer David Lutz had also temporarily waived his right to a bail hearing and requested more time for disclosure.
Michelin was arrested in Moncton following an 11-month investigation by the RCMP's federal operations unit in Nova Scotia.
He has been suspended from duty with pay since early 2012 due to unrelated code of conduct investigations, RCMP have said.
He previously served in Labrador for 18 years.