Pictou District RCMP conducted a traffic stop in Plymouth on Tuesday that led to a 27-year-old man being arrested and the seizure of weapons and drugs.
Michael Daniel MacNeil from Stellarton has been remanded into custody and will next appear in Pictou Provincial Court on August 26.
At approximately 1:10 a.m., police stopped a vehicle on Holland Lane in Plymouth for having an obstructed licence plate. The male driver identified himself and was looking for the registration for the vehicle when the officer observed illegal cigarettes in the vehicle. The driver was arrested without incident under the Revenue Act.
Further investigation revealed that the driver was also in possession of firearms and drugs. Police seized a shotgun, a rifle, suspected methamphetamine, illegal cigarettes, ammunition, a cell phone and cash.
MacNeil is charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking and two counts each of unauthorized possession of a firearm, possession of a firearm knowing its possession is unauthorized, unauthorized possession of a firearm in a motor vehicle and failure to comply with condition of release order.