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Marijuana, AR-15, cannon seized from Hawkins home

Jeff Bobo • Mar 21, 2013 at 10:13 AM

MOUNT CARMEL — Two Mount Carmel men had an 11-hour head start to remove marijuana, bongs and a large stash of firearms from their home before police returned Saturday night, but they didn’t do it.

Police officers attempting to serve an arrest warrant for failure to pay child support at 235 Belmont Ave., on Saturday afternoon didn’t get their man right away, but authorities did allegedly see a bong and smell marijuana.

When the officers returned to the address with a search warrant 11 hours later, they allegedly seized more than an ounce of marijuana, a cannon with gun powder and fuse and a small arsenal of guns, including an AR-15 assault rifle.