Early Tuesday morning, the Pictou County Integrated Street Crime Enforcement Unit seized a quantity of cannabis marijuana from a clandestine marijuana grow operation. Additionally, police seized a number of firearms, ammunition, and restricted weapons. Subsequently, police arrested one 52-year-old male and one 17-year-old male, both from Welsford, Nova Scotia.
A 52-year-old male is facing one count of production of a controlled substance under the Controlled Drugs and Substance Act. Both the 52-year-old male and 17-year-old male are facing multiple firearms-related charges including unsafe storage, carless use, possession for a dangerous purpose, unauthorized possession and possession while prohibited.
Both accused have been released from custody and will appear in Provincial and Youth Justice Court, respectively, at later dates.