Marijuana, tobacco seized from Pictou residence

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PICTOU – A quantity of marijuana and illegal tobacco was seized Tuesday, March 7, from a local residence.

At approximately 4 p.m., the Pictou County Integrated Street Crime Enforcement Unit, with the assistance of the Pictou District RCMP, executed a search warrant at a residence on Haliburton Road, where the drugs and tobacco were found.

Police arrested a 63-year-old man from Pictou for possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking, contrary to the Controlled Drugs and Substance Act and possession of illegal tobacco, contrary to the Excise Act. He has been released from police custody and will appear in Provincial Court at a later date.

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