Meteghan RCMP charge man with firearm offences following police checkpoint

RCMP police news

On Feb. 22, 2024, at around 9:33 p.m., Meteghan RCMP were conducting a police checkpoint on Hwy. 1 in Church Point, verifying documents and drivers' sobriety.

Police say that when a Toyota Tacoma stopped at the checkpoint, RCMP officers observed unsecured firearms in the backseat of the vehicle.

Police arrested the driver and lone occupant of the vehicle. Officers searched the Tacoma and seized a loaded rifle and ammunition.

40-year-old Simon Christian Maillet, of Belliveau Cove, was charged with:
• Careless use of Firearm
• Contravention of Storage Regulations
• Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm
• Possession of Prohibited or Restricted Firearm with Ammunition
• Illegally Transporting Cannabis in Vehicle (Cannabis Control Act)

Police say Maillet surrendered his Possession and Acquisition License (PAL) and additional weapons in his possession to the Meteghan RCMP.

Maillet was released on conditions and is scheduled to appear in Digby Provincial Court on Apr. 8, 2024, at 9:30 a.m.