Man arrested in marijuana bust released on strict conditions

Published on November 26, 2012
Louis Trung Huynh

A man arrested last week with what police said was $780,000 worth of weed has been freed from jail.

Louis Trung Huynh of Ontario was back in provincial court in St. John's today for what was supposed to be a bail hearing.

However, federal prosecutor Brenda Boyd told Judge Greg Brown that the Crown has agreed to have Huynh released on a $20,000 cash deposit and several strict conditions.

The conditions include that he report to the York Regional police department in Woodbridge, Ont., twice weekly, that he adhere to a curfew and surrender his passport. He's not allowed to have any weapons or drugs, is not permitted to have any contact or communication with anyone with a criminal record, except immediate family, not allowed to have any cell phones, Blackberries, iPhones or any other communication devices and is not permitted to leave Ontario except to attend court or meet with his lawyer in St. John's.

Huynh is now being represented by St. John's lawyer Erin Breen, who was in court today.

Huynh is due back in court Jan. 21.

He faces a single charge of possessing marijuana for the purpose of trafficking.

Huynh, who was reportedly renting an apartment in Kenmount subdivision in St. John's, was arrested outside a Paradise house. Police seized 86 pounds of marijuana.