A man and a woman face charges after a drug search last Friday in Halifax.
At 1:15 p.m., officers assigned to the HRP/RCMP Integrated Drug Unit executed a search warrant at a residence in the 0 to 100 block of Melrose Avenue. Officers seized a quantity of cocaine, marijuana, prescription pills, drug paraphernalia and cash. The suspects, who were in the residence at the time of the search, were arrested without incident.
Thirty-three-year-old Mike David Hilchey is charged with two counts of possession of drugs for the purpose of trafficking. He was held in custody and will appear in Halifax Provincial Court today. Thirty-seven-year-old Jocelyn Leanne Hilchey is charged with two counts of possession of drugs for the purpose of trafficking. She was released from custody and will appear in Halifax Provincial Court on March 25.
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.