A man and a woman face charges after a drug search this weekend in Halifax.
On March 15, officers assigned to the Central Quick Response Unit (CQRU), assisted by officers assigned to the HRP/RCMP Integrated Drug Unit, conducted the search of a residence in the 3300 block of Romans Avenue. Officers seized a quantity of cocaine, marijuana, cannabis resin, drug paraphernalia and cash during the search. Two suspects were arrested at the scene without incident.
A 76-year-old man and a 73-year-old woman, both of Halifax, are each charged with one count of possession of drugs for the purpose of trafficking and one count of possession of drugs. Both were released from custody and will appear in Halifax Provincial Court at a later date.
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 illicit 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.