The woman accused of sending packages with white powder to several Saskatoon businesses is facing more charges.
Alexa Emerson, who changed her name from Amanda Totchek, was in court Monday on 54 new charges related to the eight most recent white powder scares.
Saskatoon police said Emerson is charged with eight counts of public mischief, eight counts of mischief over $5,000, 14 counts of uttering threats, six counts of identity theft and 18 counts of breach of recognizance.
She is also going to be finding a new lawyer as one of the packages was delivered to Brian Pfefferle, who was representing Emerson.
Pfefferle officially requested to withdraw as defence counsel Tuesday morning.
Emerson is to be represented by Morris Bodnar – her matters are now being moved to later in the morning to give her time to meet with him.
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Emerson is also facing 15 charges in relation to five suspicious white powder packages that were delivered to different locations on Nov. 29, 2016.
She pleaded not guilty to those charges and was released on bail Jan. 26.