Investigators in the Drug Unit of the Integrated Criminal Investigation Division have laid charges against a man following a drug search in Halifax this weekend.
On July 18, at approximately 8 p.m., homicide investigators, with the assistance of the Halifax Regional Police Emergency Response Team, conducted a traffic stop in the 600 block of Bedford Highway and arrested 33-year-old James Melvin Jr. in relation to the 2009 murder of Terry Marriott Jr.
The vehicle, and an address in the same block, were subsequently searched by drug investigators. Marijuana, cocaine, hydromorphone, cannabis resin and drug paraphernalia were seized.
James Melvin Jr. was remanded to the Central Nova Scotia Correctional Facility Sunday morning. He will appear in Halifax Provincial Court today to face two counts each of possession of drugs for the purpose of trafficking and possession of drugs. Melvin also faces a first-degree murder charge in relation to the homicide of Terry Marriott Jr. as well as an attempted murder charge in relation to an incident on December 2, 2008.
The drug investigation is ongoing and additional charges are anticipated.