UPDATE: Man charged in drug bust released from custody

Bail hearing expected for second man Friday

Rosie Mullaley rmullaley@thetelegram.com
Published on October 17, 2012

A Mount Pearl man arrested in connection with a large drug bust was released from custody after appearing in provincial court in St. John's today.

Adam William Mattson, 28, was released on a recognizance with a cash deposit of $7,500.

Conditions of his release include adhering to a curfew, having no weapons or drugs in his possession and having no contact with Stephen James McNeil, the other man arrested in the drug bust.

Mattson, who was represented by lawyer Erin Breen, was also ordered to not leave the province and not possess a cell phone or any communication device.

He's due back in court Dec. 13.

Crown prosecutor Trevor Bridger opposed the release of McNeil, 24, who was represented in court by lawyer Ken Mahoney.

McNeil will be back in court Friday, for an anticipated bail hearing.

The St. John's RCMP drug section arrested the two men following the seizure of about 40 pounds of marijuana, along with various quantities of cocaine, methamphetamine, hashish and other substances that are yet to be analyzed.

The men face multiple offences, including trafficking under the controlled drugs and substances act and one criminal code of breach of recognizance for a previous trafficking conviction.

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Earlier story

The St. John's RCMP drug section has arrested two men following the seizure of about 40 pounds of marijuana, along with various quantities of cocaine, methamphetamine, hashish and other substances that are yet to be analyzed.

According to police, Adam William Mattson, 28, of Mount Pearl and Stephen James McNeil, 24, of St. John's have been held in custody and will be making a court appearance at provincial court in St. John’s today to be charged with multiple offences, including trafficking under the controlled drugs and substances act and one criminal code of breach of recognizance for a previous trafficking conviction.