Three men and one woman face charges after a drug search yesterday in Dartmouth.
At 9 p.m., officers assigned to the HRP/RCMP Integrated Drug Unit conducted a search of a residence in the 0-100 block of Joseph Young Street. Officers seized a quantity of crack cocaine, drug paraphernalia, cell phones and cash during the search. Three men and a woman were arrested at the scene.
Thirty-seven-year-old Andrew Wint, 31-year-old Joanne Parker, both of Dartmouth, 43-year-old Marlon Lawrence, of Fletchers Land, Jamaica and 45-year-old Derrick Sewell of Mississauga, Ontario, face charges of possession of drugs for the purpose of trafficking. Wint faces additional charges of resisting arrest and two counts of breach of recognizance. Lawrence faces an additional charge of resisting arrest.
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.