(3:40 p.m.)Two men face charges after a drug search yesterday in Dartmouth.
At noon, officers assigned to the HRP/RCMP Integrated Drug Unit executed a search warrant at an apartment in the 0-100 block of Mayfield Road. Officers seized a quantity of crack-cocaine, cash and a replica handgun.
Twenty-six-year-old Ryan James Jessop and 26-year-old Ryan Jack MacMichael, both of Dartmouth, were arrested at the scene. They each face a charge of possession of drugs for the purpose of trafficking. They were held in custody overnight and will appear in Dartmouth Provincial Court 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.