Three Lanesville men are facing numerous drug, weapons, and theft charges after a property was searched in Colchester County on Friday and Saturday.
On Friday, September 11, provincial conservation officers executed a search warrant on a Lanesville property to investigate the illegal harvesting and sale of Crown timber.
Upon arrival at the property, the conservation officers noticed marijuana plants and unsecured firearms. The officers then arrested three men, ages 58, 54 and 35 at the property without incident and called Colchester District RCMP.
On Saturday, September 12, Colchester District RCMP officers executed a second search of the Lanesville property and seized the following items:
– 100 tablets (believed to be methamphetamine)
– Approximately 30 marijuana plants
– 550 cartons of unmarked cigarettes
– Five long guns
– One cross bow
– A quantity of cash
– Stolen aluminum flatbed trailer
– Stolen John Deere side-by-side (ATV)
In addition to these items, provincial conservation officers also seized the following:
– Four chain saws
– One dump trailer
– One log trailer
– One Belarus tractor
– A wood splitter
– A portable saw mill
– One ATV
– 29 saw logs
– Approximately 8 cord of split fuel wood
The three men arrested have been released from custody and are due to appear in Shubenacadie Provincial Court on December 7, 2015. The men are facing numerous Criminal Code, Excise Act, Controlled Drug and Substance Act, and Revenue Act charges.
Colchester District RCMP would like to thank the provincial conservation officers at the Nova Scotia Department of Environment and the investigators at Service Nova Scotia, Compliance and Special Investigations for their assistance.
The investigation is continuing.