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Police arrest two men, seize guns and drugs after search, Lake Echo, N.S.

2015/10/28

Police arrested two individuals, seized two handguns and quantities of marihuana and cocaine after executing a search warrant at a home on Highway 7 in Lake Echo last night.

The Guns and Gangs Unit of the Integrated Criminal Investigation Division and Halifax District RCMP executed a search warrant at a home on Highway 7 and arrested 32-year-old Rene Joseph Garron and 32-year-old Matthew Newell, both of Lake Echo.

During the search, officers seized two handguns and quantities of marihuana and cocaine.

Both individuals have been charged with the following offences:

· Possession of a Controlled Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking x 2
· Unsafe Storage of a Firearm x 2
· Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm x 2
· Possession of a Weapon Dangerous to the Pubic x 2
· Unauthorized Possession of a Loaded Firearm x 2
. Unauthorized Possession of a Stolen Firearm x 1
. Unlawful Production of a Controlled Substance x 1

Garron and Newell were held in police custody overnight and will appearing in Dartmouth Provincial Court today.

Source: Release

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