Two women face charges after two unrelated drug searches were conducted by officers assigned to the HRP/RCMP Integrated Drug Unit.
Yesterday at 5 p.m., officers conducted a search of a residence in the 0-100 block of Main Avenue in Halifax. Officers seized a quantity of crack cocaine, drug paraphernalia, cash and a loaded handgun during the search. Twenty-year-old Megan Leslie Ernst of Halifax was arrested at the scene and is charged with possession of drugs for the purpose of trafficking, possession of drugs and two weapon-related offences. She was held in custody and will appear in Halifax Provincial Court later today.
Shortly after midnight, officers conducted a search of a residence in the 0-100 block of True North Crescent in Dartmouth. Officers seized a quantity of crack cocaine, marijuana, drug paraphernalia, three handguns and one long gun during the search. Forty-five-year-old Mia Kathleen Cole of Dartmouth was arrested at the scene and is charged with two counts of possession of drugs for the purpose of trafficking and 10 weapon-related offences. She was held in custody and will appear in Dartmouth Provincial Court later today
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.