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RCMP seize firearms and lay several charges, Sheet Harbour, N.S.

Halifax District RCMP charge two men after a search in Sheet Harbour.

On December 3rd, the Halifax District RCMP Street Crime Enforcement Unit (SCEU) with the assistance of RCMP officers from Musquodoboit Harbour and Sheet Harbour, as well as Officers with the National Weapons Enforcement Support Team (NWEST) executed a search warrant at a home in Sheet Harbour.

A number of firearms (long guns), various types of ammunition, a quantity of marijuana, drug paraphernalia and proceeds of crime were seized. The list includes; a Mosin-Nagant rifle, two Lee-Enfield rifles, three bayonets, one SKS Simonov rifle with scope, packaging and ammunition for an assortment of guns, a quantity of marijuana, cash and scales.

Two men were arrested at the scene, aged 22 and 20, both are from Sheet Harbour. The 20-year-old male was charged with Possession of Marijuana and was released from police custody on an appearance notice.

Stephen James Power appeared in Dartmouth Provincial Court last week and was released from custody. He will be back in Dartmouth Provincial Court on January 9th, 2015 to face the following charges:

Trafficking in Firearms
Careless use of a Firearm
Illegal Possession of Firearms x 3
Possession of a Firearm obtained by an Offence x 2
Unsafe Storage
Possession/purpose of trafficking of Firearm
Transfer Firearm without Authority
Possession of Firearm contrary to an Order x 3
Breach of Probation x 6
Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking in Marijuana.
The 20-year-old man will appear in court at a later date. The investigation is continuing.

Note to media: photograph attached

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Source: Release

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