TRURO – A Hilden man who has been credited with creating Nova Scotia’s first known crystal meth (methamphetamine) lab has been sentenced to two years in jail.
Lance Gordon Phillips, 27, of 15 Easthill Court, also pled guilty to unsafe handling and transportation of a firearm – a loaded 12-guage pump-action shotgun - that was found in his vehicle at the time of his arrest in December 2012.
On the weapons charge, the court documents state that Phillips was sentenced to one day's custody, served by his appearance in court.
Phillips was arrested after RCMP investigators dismantled a meth lab discovered in a mobile home that he was renting on Matheson Drive in Salmon River.
Police said at the time that the meth lab was the first of its kind known to be in operation in Nova Scotia.