A woman and three men are facing drugs and weapon-related charges as a result of a drug search last Friday in Dartmouth.
On July 12, at approximately 2 p.m., as part of an ongoing investigation, officers assigned to the East Quick Response Unit (EQRU) conducted three separate traffic stops in Dartmouth. The occupants of the vehicles, a woman and three men, were arrested and a search of the vehicles resulted in the seizure of a quantity of crack cocaine, marijuana and cash. Officers assigned to the HRP/RCMP Guns and Gang Unit subsequently conducted a search of a residence on Fernhill Drive where more crack cocaine, marijuana and drug paraphernalia were seized. A prohibited knife and a prohibited handgun and ammunition were also seized during the search.
All four accused were held in custody over the weekend and will appear in Dartmouth Provincial Court later today:
Thirty-two-year-old Michael Edward Robertson of Dartmouth faces seven weapon-related charges and one count each of possession of drugs for the purpose of trafficking and possession of drugs.
Thirty-one-year-old Cynthia Patricia Duffy of Dartmouth faces seven weapon-related charges, two counts of possession of drugs for the purpose of trafficking and one count of possession of drugs.
Thirty-one-year-old Ryan Duane MacDonald of Halifax faces two counts of possession of drugs for the purpose of trafficking.
Twenty-five-year-old Matthew Henry Comeau of Lower Sackville faces two counts of possession of drugs for the purpose of trafficking.
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 http://www.crimestoppers.ns.ca or texting a tip - Tip 202 + your message to 274637.