Nova Scotia

Mounties seize houses, property in Enfield

An Enfield couple charged last July with drug trafficking lost their homes and goods Tuesday to the RCMP's proceeds of crime unit.

Owners charged with drug trafficking

An Enfield couple charged last July with drug trafficking lost their homes and goods Tuesday to the RCMP's proceeds of crime unit.

Kenneth Pittman, 59, and Ramona Price, 54, of Enfield were charged with production and trafficking a controlled substance after Mounties seized two kilograms of marijuana, 12 growing plants, firearms and $35,000 in cash.

Tuesday, the Mounties returned with a moving truck and two flat beds and carted away a pick up truck, a vintage Corvette and an ATV. They also took furniture, electronics, appliances  and exercise equipment from inside the home.

Restraining orders were also placed on two homes and properties the couple own so they can't sell them while their case is before the courts, RCMP Insp. Kenneth Godine said.

"We have approval from the courts to restrain the properties and seize the items that we do believe - and there's evidence there to believe - that these items have either been purchased in whole or in part with criminal money, or money from the sale of drugs," Godine said.

Pittman and Price have not been convicted on the charges. If they are acquitted, they will get their property back. The items will be in storage until then.

Pittman is scheduled to be in Shubenacadie provincial court on Nov. 29. It's unclear when Price will return to court on the charges.

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