N.S. RCMP recover sawed-off rifle with silencer during drug raid
Police say silencer appeared to be homemade, large amount of drugs seized
A 43-year-old Annapolis Valley woman is facing a slew of drug and weapons charges after police say they recovered a loaded sawed-off rifle with a silencer attached during a drug raid in Lawrencetown.
RCMP said in a news release that officers entered a home on Main Street in Lawrencetown on Tuesday where they found the .22-calibre rifle and what they're describing as a large quantity of methamphetamine pills and drug paraphernalia.
The charges include trafficking and possession of a prohibited weapon. Both shortening the barrel and attaching what police said appears to be a homemade suppressor makes the gun a prohibited weapon.
As part of their investigation, police also conducted a traffic stop on Highway 1 in Lawrencetown where a second woman was arrested and charged with trafficking.