At 8:45 p.m., officers assigned to the East Quick Response Unit conducted a traffic stop in the parking lot of a business in the 0-100 block of Cranberry Crescent. All five occupants of the vehicle were arrested at the scene and a search of the vehicle resulted in the seizure of a quantity of cocaine and marijuana. A subsequent search of a residence on Valkyrie Crescent yielded a quantity of marijuana, cash and drug paraphernalia.
Eighteen-year-old Javon Dominick Steed of Dartmouth was held in custody overnight. He faces charges of possession of drugs for the purpose of trafficking and several breaches of court orders. A 17-year-old male youth from Dartmouth was also held in custody overnight. He faces charges of possession of drugs for the purpose of trafficking, several breaches of court orders and had two warrants for his arrest. Both were scheduled to appear in court today.
A 16-year-old female youth, a 17-year-old male youth and an 18-year-old woman, all from Dartmouth, are facing charges of possession of drugs for the purpose of trafficking. They were released from custody and will appear in 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 Quick Response Unit is an important part of the Halifax Regional Police crime reduction strategy, with a separate unit for each of our three divisions. The members in these units usually work in a plain clothes capacity and address crime and quality-of-life issues. Citizens are encouraged to report drug activity to police at 490-5016. 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.