Nova Scotia man faces weapon and drug charges after selling cannabis to minors from his apartment


Minors who appeared to be under the influence of cannabis were found in a man’s apartment during an RCMP raid

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A 36-year-old is facing a number of drug and weapons charges after a public complaint led to a raid on his property.

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He was taken into custody and was due to appear in court this week.

RCMP say the investigation was assisted by the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA), Service Nova Scotia – Alcohol, Gaming, Fuel and Tobacco Division and the National Support Team the fight against fraud.

“On behalf of the Chief and Council of the Eskasoni First Nation, we will not tolerate activities like this that put our community and our youth at risk. We will continue to partner with the Eskasoni RCMP to address these issues as they arise,” Eskasoni First Nation Chief Leroy Denny said in a statement.

In April, an Eskasoni man of the same name and age was charged with two counts of carrying a prohibited weapon (taser and pepper spray), two counts of being in a vehicle knowing there was prohibited weapons and one count of possession of a prohibited weapon. for a dangerous purpose, possession of a prohibited weapon without a licence, possession of ammunition without a licence, possession of pepper spray without a licence, and possession of cannabis for the purpose of sale.

Police recovered the items after the man entered a vehicle checkpoint. Approaching the vehicle, officers “detected a strong odor of cannabis” and could clearly see that the drugs inside the car were within reach of the driver.

Officers then recovered 3.4 kilograms of cannabis from the vehicle. A search of the man’s apartment also led to the seizure of prohibited weapons, including CEWS and AI cartridges, as well as “various quantities of dried cannabis and cannabis derivatives”.

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