(4:10 p.m.)A man faces a drug-related charge as a result of a search this afternoon in Halifax.
Yesterday, at 10:30 p.m., patrol officers attended a residence in the 0-100 block of Coronation Avenue for an unrelated matter and noted a strong smell of marijuana emitting from the property. The property was secured overnight and a search warrant was executed this afternoon by officers assigned to the HRP/RCMP Integrated Drug Unit. Officers seized a quantity of marijuana plants and cultivation equipment.
A 41-year-old Halifax man was arrested at the scene without incident. He faces a charge of cultivation of cannabis. He was released from custody and will appear in Halifax Provincial Court on July 23.
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.