A man faces charges after a drug search last night in Dartmouth.
At 5:45 p.m., officers assigned to the HRP/RCMP Integrated Drug Unit conducted a search of an apartment in the 0-100 block of Highfield Park Drive. Officers seized a quantity of cocaine, marijuana, drug paraphernalia and cash. A man in the appartment resisted arrest and assaulted two police officers, although they were not injured.
Thirty-six-year-old Andrew Curt Wint of Dartmouth is charged with possession of drugs for the purpose of trafficking, possession of drugs, resisting arrest and two counts of assaulting a police officer. He was held overnight and will appear in Dartmouth 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.