Duo accused of conspiring to traffic hydromorphone in Cavendish
Two people accused of conspiring to traffic an addictive prescription opioid drug made their first courtroom appearance Thursday in Harbour Grace.
Jennine Porter was escorted into Harbour Grace Provincial Court Sept. 1.
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The public will likely know by her next court date whether Jennine Porter intends to fight charges of extortion and robbery.
Porter, 31, appeared in Harbour Grace Provincial Court by videolink Thursday morning from the correctional centre in Clarenville. She’s the woman police accused of luring a man from Winterton who thought he was out on a date to a secluded area in Carbonear prior to being robbed on Aug. 30, 2016.
Crown prosecutor Richard Deveau advised that Porter’s lawyer, Lori Savory, recently received forensic evidence she wanted to review before advising her client further. The case will be called back to court March 8.
Porter, Troy Dobbin, Adam Stagg and a youth who cannot be identified are charged with extortion, robbery, assault with a weapon, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose (a knife) and conspiracy to commit an indictable offence.
Dobbin and Stagg, who are also both in custody, pleaded not guilty. Dates for Dobbin’s trial will be set March 8, while Stagg’s three-day trial begins April 17 in Harbour Grace. The youth was released on an undertaking last September.