TRURO - A Hilden man facing charges related to what is believed to be Nova Scotia’s first methamphetamine lab was granted bail on Monday morning.
Lance Gordon Phillips, 26, was charged last week after RCMP investigators dismantled what is believed to have been a meth lab in a trailer located on Matheson Drive in Salmon River.
Phillips is facing a number of charges including unlawful possession of chemicals known to produce a controlled substance - methamphetamine, and unlawfully producing a substance - methamphetamine - under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act.
He now is also facing firearms charges after police allege that they found a loaded 12-guage shotgun and loose ammunition in his car.
His release from custody was granted with the approval of both federal and provincial Crown attorney after a release plan was filed with the court.
Phillips was also required to post a $1,000 surety while his mother, Patricia MacLeod posted a $1,000 cash bond and a $2,000 surety.
He must also reside at his mother’s residence at 15 Easthill Court in Hilden and adhere to a 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. curfew. Phillips is permitted to work while released on bail but must travel directly from his residence to work and back again.
He is also banned from a list of chemicals and ingredients that could be used to manufacture meth, must not possess any firearms or weapons and must not have communication with anyone with a known criminal record.
Phillips is scheduled to return to provincial court in Truro on Jan. 30 to enter a plea.
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