Annapolis District RCMP charge three people with drug and firearms offences

November 20, 2023
Round Hill, Annapolis County, Nova Scotia

News release


Annapolis District RCMP has charged three people with drug and firearms offences after a search warrant was executed at a home in Round Hill.

On November 17, 2023, Annapolis District RCMP, with assistance from the Annapolis District RCMP Street Crime Enforcement Unit, the H Division Synthetic Drugs Unit and the Valley Integrated Street Crime Enforcement Unit, executed a search warrant at a home on Hwy. 201 in Round Hill. During the search, police located and seized cocaine, crack cocaine, methamphetamine, benzodiazepine, hydromorphone, cash, a shotgun, a rifle, a cross bow and ammunition.

Just prior to the search warrant being executed, a traffic stop was completed on a vehicle on Hwy. 201 in Round Hill, in relation to this investigation. Police located a 54-year-old man, a 48-year-old man, and a 33-year-old woman in the vehicle. All three were safely arrested.

Jason Randall Beattie, 48, and Emma Marie Welch, 33, both of Round Hill, have been jointly charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking (3 counts) and Careless Storage of a Firearm (2 counts).

Mark Lane, 54, of Lake La Rose, has been charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance.

All three accused have been released on conditions and will appear in Annapolis Royal Provincial Court on January 29, 2024, at 9:30 a.m.

File #: 2023-1611673

Note: A photo of some of the items that were seized is attached. The Valley Integrated Street Crime Enforcement Unit is a comprised of members of Kings District RCMP and the Kentville Police Service.


Contact information

Cpl. Chris Marshall
Public Information Officer
Nova Scotia RCMP

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