(2 p.m.)At 3:35 p.m., officers assigned to the HRP/RCMP Integrated Drug Unit executed a search at an apartment on Vimy Avenue. Officers seized a quantity of hydromorphone, methadone and crack cocaine, as well as drug paraphernalia and cash. A man at the scene was arrested without incident.
Thirty-six-year-old Christopher John Hartley of Halifax is charged with two counts of possession of drugs for the purpose of trafficking and possession of drugs. He was held in custody and will appear in Halifax Provincial Court today.
Drug activity often involves violence that puts innocent citizens at risk and is detrimental to the overall safety of our communities. The HRP/RCMP Integrated Drug Unit investigates complaints and targets people involved in the purchase and sale of drugs. Citizens are encouraged to report drug activity to police at 490-5020. Anonymous tips can be sent to Crime Stoppers by calling toll-free 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), submitting a secure web tip at www.crimestoppers.ns.ca or texting a tip - Tip 202 + your message to 274637.