A man and woman face a series of charges after RCMP seized a variety of weapons including an AK47, and a large quantity of drugs.
At approximately 6:30 p.m., on Tuesday, December 18th, RCMP Federal Policing investigators in Sydney, with the assistance of the RCMP Truro Federal Drug Section and members of Victoria County RCMP, conducted a search of a residence in Southside Bouldardie. As a result of the search, RCMP seized a number of weapons including:
· AK47 assault rifle;
· Bullet proof vest;
· Loaded, 22 calibre handgun;
· 22 calibre rifle M16 style;
· Double-barrel shotgun;
· Recurve bow and arrows;
· Bear spray;
And a quantity of drugs (approximately):
· One kg of cocaine;
· One kg of hashish;
· 40 lbs of marihuana;
· 20, 000 tablets of ecstasy;
· Large quantity of steroids.
· $20, 000 cash;
· 2003 Jeep Cherokee.
“Yesterday’s seizure reinforces the clear link between drugs and violence,” says RCMP Federal Support Officer, Inspector John Ryan. “Individuals possessing an AK47 assault rifle, a bullet proof vest, a fully loaded hand gun and participating in the drug trade pose a threat to the safety of our communities."
Insp. Ryan sends a strong reminder to criminals in Nova Scotia who think they can hide from the RCMP, “Simply put, just because you are choosing to conduct illegal activities in smaller communities, don't kid yourself that the RCMP doesn't have the resources to find and apprehend you. Yesterday's arrests and seizures speak for themselves."
Thirty-four-year-old, Jason Blinkhorn and 39-year-old Wendolynne Avery, both of Southside Boularderie are charged with 5 Counts of Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking: Cocaine, Marihuana, Cannabis Resin , Methylenedioxamphetamine (also known as ecstasy ), psilocybin (also known as magic mushrooms ). Production of Marihuana, two counts of Unsafe Storage of Firearms, two counts of Possession of a Prohibited Weapon.
The suspects will appear in Sydney Provincial Court this afternoon.