Arcadia, Nova Scotia – The Yarmouth RCMP Street Crime Enforcement Unit has charged a 40-year-old man following a search of a residence in Arcadia on June 18.
At approximately 5:00 a.m. on June 18, police executed a search warrant at a home in Arcadia in relation to a firearms investigation, and arrested three people without incident. Police searched the home and seized ammunition, a loaded magazine, firearm parts including a rifle stock and scope, gas masks, a helmet with metal face protection welded to it, a modified knife with hand protection welded on and soft-body armour.
James Burton Forbes of Arcadia has been charged with the following:
Possession Contrary to Prohibition Order – S.117.01(3) CC (3 counts)
Possession of a Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose – S.88(2) CC
Forbes was also issued a Summary Offence Ticket for Possessing Body Armour without Authorization. The fine amount is $1,475.00.
Forbes was released on conditions is scheduled to appear in Yarmouth Provincial Court on August 30, 2021 at 9:30 a.m.
The other two people that had been taken into custody were later released without charge.
The investigation is ongoing.
File # 2021-854453
Nova Scotia RCMP
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