Shelburne RCMP bust marijuana grow ops
Two men, including one arrested for allegedly smuggling weapons into Canada, face charges after two raids in Shelburne County.
Shelburne RCMP announced Friday they have dismantled a marijuana grow operation in Shelburne County.
Officers searched a home in Port La Tour and another in Walls Lake along with its surrounding property on Wednesday evening, according to a release.
Assisted by Department of Fisheries and Oceans officers, RCMP say they found a number of marijuana plants and growing equipment at both locations. They also allegedly found about 80 grams of harvested marijuana, a gun, ammunition and contraband tobacco at the Walls Lake area home.
RCMP have charged Scott Wade Nickerson, 23, and Logan James Swim, 25, each with marijuana production. Swim is also charged with possessing marijuana, possessing a firearm while prohibited and possessing tobacco not stamped in accordance with the federal Excise Act.
Nickerson was arrested on a slew of smuggling and weapons charges in May after Canada Border Services and RCMP found a total of 32 stun guns being shipped from China to a Shelburne County home.
He and Swim are scheduled to appear in Shelburne provincial court Sept. 19 on this latest round of charges.