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Marijuana, AR-15, cannon seized from Hawkins home

March 21st, 2013 10:13 am by Jeff Bobo

 Marijuana, AR-15, cannon seized from Hawkins home

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.

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