Nova Scotia

Gun, drug charges follow bust at border

Two Nova Scotians are being held without bail on charges that they arrived at a Maine border crossing with firearms and illegal drugs in their car.

Two Nova Scotians are being held without bail on charges that they arrived at a Maine border crossing with firearms and illegal drugs in their car.

The Bangor Daily News says Rantel MaClean, 18, and Janaya Crawley, 22, allegedly took a wrong turn when they arrived at the Calais border crossing last Wednesday.

They told agents they were headed to Toronto.

U.S. border officers say they found a loaded .45-calibre handgun and 15 purple pills in Crawley's purse. They also found a loaded 9 mm handgun with an obliterated serial number under the seat.

Ammunition for the guns, 344 ecstasy tablets and marijuana were also found.

If convicted, MaClean faces up to 10 years in federal prison. Crawley could face 15 years.

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