Police raid nets drugs, moose meat

April 15, 2010 at 1:50 PM

HALIFAX, Nova Scotia, April 15 (UPI) -- Canadian police in Nova Scotia said they found a hodge-podge of illegal items in a drug raid on a Halifax home, including hundreds of pounds of moose meat.

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police and city officers acted on a tip Wednesday, raided the house and found the usual raid items such as 159 marijuana plants, 36 ounces of bagged marijuana, digital scales and cash.

They also found 41 cartons of contraband cigarettes and the ultimate surprise -- mounds and mounds of moose meat, The (Halifax) Chronicle-Herald reported Thursday.

"Of course, you come across all different types of stuff, but this is the first one we've come across where illegal moose meat was seized," RCMP Cpl. Joe Taplin said.

The unidentified 52-year-old man in the house now faces not only criminal drug charges, but charges for the cigarettes by Canada Customs and Revenue along with charges by the Department of Natural Resources over the moose meat, the newspaper said.

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