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Two people facing charges after Nova Scotia RCMP dismantle grow-op

Marijuana and a firearm also seized after search of Nova Scotia home

Two people are facing charges after RCMP dismantled a grow-op and seized marijuana and a firearm from a Nova Scotia residence.

In a media release, Lunenburg District RCMP said on Sept. 22 police searched a home on River Road in Gold River and arrested a man and woman.

After the search, police seized 36 mature marijuana plants, five pounds of processed marijuana, marijuana grow equipment (including three power generators), contraband tobacco cigarettes and a loaded shotgun.

Kirby Alexander Hatt, 50, and Twilah Marie Leopold, both of Gold River, were scheduled to appear in Bridgewater provincial court Friday. The pair have been charged with:

Production of cannabis marijuana

Possession of cannabis marijuana for the purpose of trafficking

Careless use of a firearm

Possession of unstamped tobacco

Possession of unmarked tobacco

Hatt is also answering to an additional charge of possession of a firearm while prohibited.

The investigation is ongoing.