49-year-old Andre Picard of Riceville, New Brunswick pleaded not guilty to conspiracy to import marijuana and conspiracy to distribute and possession with the intent to distribute marijuana. Picard was arrested April 1st in Madawaska. He is charged with smuggling 2,200 pounds of marijuana into Maine and distributing it as far south as North Carolina between September of 2006 and March of 2007.Police say Picard brought the marijuana across the border in a hidden compartment in his tractor-trailer. The U.S. Attorney’s Office has asked that Picard be held without bail saying he might flee to Canada if released. His trial has been delayed as officials determine if his sister-in-law’s residence in Frenchville is a suitable place for Picard to stay during the case. Officials say Picard has no criminal record in Canada or the U.S. His bail hearing is scheduled to resume on Friday, April 30th. If convicted of the charges Picard faces a minimum of 10 years and a maximum of life in federal prison.