Brief

Dal student charged in drug raid out on bail

This story contains a correction

Halifax Regional Police Headquarters
Halifax Regional Police Headquarters   Brandon Young

A Dalhousie University student charged in connection with a drug bust will be able to return to a semi-normal way of living while her case proceeds.

Stephanie Goosens was one of five people arrested in a raid conducted by the Halifax Regional Police on Sept. 24. She has been been charged with possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking.

According to court documents, Goosens has posted bail in the amount of $1,000.

While awaiting a court appearance, Goosens must abide by Nova Scotia Provincial court orders that require her to remain at her home from 10 p.m. until 6 a.m., seven days a week, except for educational, employment, or medical reasons. Goosens is also not to be in possession of a cellphone or pager for the duration of the case. All of the other individuals involved are not to be in contact with each other.

Goosens was charged along with Bryson Douglas Murphy, Jason Andrew Saldanha, Patrick Brown, and Mustafa Shahwan.

Dalhousie University confirmed that Goosens is currently enrolled at the university.

Correction: Sept. 30: The headline deck in an earlier version incorrectly characterized the accused's involvement