On October 5, Kings District RCMP, with the assistance of the Valley Integrated Street Crime Unit (SCEU) and members of Kings District RCMP General Investigation Section (GIS) searched a home on Scott Drive.
The search was conducted as a result of an ongoing investigation that began following a break-in on October 3 at a business in Canning. Restricted handguns were stolen during the break-in. The handguns, along with numerous long guns, cocaine, cannabis, and a large amount of cash were recovered by police during the search. Two people were arrested at the home without incident.
- The RCMP has charged 21-year-old Kyle Michael Joseph Markle and 19 year-old Samantha Hope Collins, both of North Kentville, with:
- Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking Cocaine
- Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking Cannabis
- Possession of Firearms ( long gun) without having a license to possess
- Possession of Firearms ( handguns) without having a license to possess
- Possession of a Prohibited Firearm with ammunition without having authorization or a license to do so
- Possession of a Firearm knowing the serial number on it had been defaced
- Markle has an additional charge of Break and Enter to a Business and Stealing a Firearm.
Markle and Collins appeared on October 10 in Kentville Provincial Court and were both released on conditions. They are scheduled to return to court on November 7.
The RCMP National Weapons Enforcement Support Team is assisting with investigation, which is ongoing.