Bridgetown man faces charges over illegal smokes

Lawrence Powell
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RCMP seize illegal tobacco products

These illegal cigarettes were seized by The Annapolis RCMP from a Court Street residence in Bridgetown Thursday. A 45-year-old man is facing charges.

A Bridgetown man is facing charges in relation to the search and seizure of illegal cigarettes this week.

At about 6 p.m. Thursday, Annapolis District RCMP, assisted by the Annapolis County Street Crime Unit, executed a search warrant at a residence on Court Street.  During the search, police seized 4,400 illegal cigarettes, cash, and other items related to the sale and distribution of illegal tobacco.

A 45-year-old man from Bridgetown was released from custody and is scheduled to appear in Kentville Provincial Court in June to face charges under the Federal Excise Act and the provincial Revenue Act.

Organizations: RCMP, Annapolis County Street Crime Unit

Geographic location: Bridgetown, Court Street

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