Three men and a woman faces drug charges after a traffic stop last Friday in Bedford.
At 9:45 a.m., officers assigned to the Central Quick Response Unit conducted a traffic stop on Duke Street in Bedford. The driver and both passengers were arrested at the scene and a search of the vehicle resulted in the seizure of a quantity of marijuana, prescription pills, and brass knuckles. A subsequent search of a residence in the 6800 block of Regent Road in Halifax yielded a quantity of marijuana, prescription drugs, cash, drug paraphernalia, and a prohibited knife. A man was also arrested at the scene without incident
An 18-year-old man is charged with two counts of possession of drugs for the purpose of trafficking and one count of possession of a prohibited weapon. An 18-year-old man and an 18-year-old woman are charged with one count each of possession of drugs. The 48-year-old man arrested at the residence is facing two counts of possession of drugs for the purpose of trafficking and one count of possession of a prohibited weapon. They were all 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 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.