The charges against the elder Clowe came as part of the investigation into high-level cocaine trafficking in the area of St. John's, Newfoundland, in Canada. The Devils' Clowe, who was born in Newfoundland, has not been tied to the investigation, and does not face any charges.
In a March report, Canadian police said they seized almost $350,000 in cash, cocaine, a loaded handgun and ammunition as well as a vehicle and other, non-lethal weapons at several Canadian airports and in multiple residences in the St. John's area.
As of Wednesday morning, Anthony Clowe's case was still pending in Newfoundland and Labrador provincial court.
Ryane Clowe, 32, has not played since he sustained a concussion in New Jersey's loss to the St. Louis Blues on Nov. 6. Clowe missed 39 games last season due to two concussions; his latest head injury would be his fourth in less than two years.
In his 11 seasons in the league, Clowe has appeared in 491 games, recording 112 goals and 197 assists. In his two seasons in New Jersey, he has played in 56 games, scoring eight goals in addition to 22 assists.
The Devils play next on Dec. 6, at home against the Washington Capitals.