A Corrections Officer was arrested last evening in Dartmouth as part of an on-going drug investigation.
Investigators in the HRP/RCMP Integrated Guns & Gangs Unit and the Combined Forces Intelligence Unit arrested a Corrections Officer at 6:35 p.m. as he was about to enter the Central Nova Scotia Correctional Facility in Burnside. The man was found to be in possession of a quantity of tobacco, marijuana, Hydromorph, drug paraphernalia and cash. Officers will also be executing a search warrant of his vehicle which was seized at the scene.
The 49-year-old Bedford man is scheduled to appear in Dartmouth Provincial Court today to face two counts of possession for the purpose of trafficking under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act.
While the investigation is on-going, investigators allege the drugs were destined for transportation into the corrections system.