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Man charged for threatening officers with rake, interfering with search


YARMOUTH, N.S. – Police say a man is facing charges after allegedly threatening police officers with a rake and interfering with a search.

Cpl. Jennifer Clarke with the Nova Scotia RCMP says officers located a vehicle en route to Yarmouth, N.S., that allegedly had drugs inside on Friday.

Police followed the vehicle to a home in the small town and arrested the 44-year-old woman officers allege was behind the wheel.

While searching the vehicle, officers seized a “significant” amount of cocaine.

While the search was being conducted, a man and a woman came out of the home, and Clarke says the man was yelling at police and being confrontational.

At one point, he allegedly grabbed a rake, held it over his head, and threatened to flatten the tires on the tow truck that had been called to remove the vehicle from the property.

Clarke says he threatened the officers as well.

The man, 39, is being charged with assaulting a peace officer and obstruction, while the female driver is facing a charge of possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking. Both were released from custody and will appear in Yarmouth Provincial Court on Dec. 3.

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