A man from Inverness Co. charged with firearms-related offences and a drug count following the search of a home has had some of his charges withdrawn.
Police say officers and members of the Inverness/Richmond RCMP Street Crime Enforcement Unit seized marijuana, five rifles and ammo when they searched a St. Rose home in October.
Joshua MacNeil, 38, originally faced multiple firearms-related charges and one count of possession of marijuana.
MacNeil, whose case opened in December, had two firearms charges- unsafe storage of a firearm and unauthorized possession of a firearm- referred to Restorative Justice during an election-and-plea hearing in Port Hawkesbury Provincial Court Tuesday; he’s expected for a status update Oct. 16.
The Crown withdrew his remaining firearms counts.
He’s going through Restorative Justice on the drug charge, and is scheduled for a status update on that matter Aug. 21.