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Chester man facing drugs, firearms charges

RCMP logo. FILE/THE SOUTHERN GAZETTE
RCMP logo. FILE/THE SOUTHERN GAZETTE
CHESTER, N.S. —

A 24-year-old Chester man is facing numerous weapons and drug-related charges after an RCMP officer spotted a gun in his home while speaking to him during an investigation into a report of shots fired.

The gunshots report came in to Lunenburg RCMP on May 25, with the caller giving a description of a vehicle as well as a licence plate number, according to a police news release.

“A patrol was made to the area, and the police officer did queries on the licence plate and went to the home of the vehicle owner to continue the investigation,” the release said. “While speaking with the owner of the vehicle, the police officer noticed a gun case that was open and could see a gun inside. The vehicle owner was arrested, and after being searched, he was found to be in possession of illegal prescription drugs and some ammunition. He was taken to the detachment.”

Troy Curtis Comeau-Martell, 24, of Chester, is charged with possession of a controlled substance, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, possession of a firearm knowing possession is unauthorized, careless use of a firearm, breach of conditions and possession of a firearm while prohibited.

The case goes to Truro provincial court on June 9.

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