Two men face charges after a drug search last night in Dartmouth.
At 10:30 p.m., officers assigned to the HRP/RCMP Integrated Drug Unit with the assistance of the East Quick Response Unit executed a search at an apartment in the 0 to 100 block of Gaston Road. Officers seized a quantity of crack cocaine, marijuana, hydromorphone, oxycodone and unknown pills, as well as drug paraphernalia, illegal cigarettes and cash. The men who were in the apartment at the time of the search were arrested without incident.
Thirty-six-year-old Brian Steven Rhynold of Dartmouth is charged with three counts of possession of drugs for the purpose of trafficking. Forty-one-year-old Arthur L. Adams of Dartmouth is also charged with three counts of possession of drugs for the purpose of trafficking as well as breach of conditions. They were both held in custody and were scheduled to 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.