Around noon today, the Drug Unit of the Integrated Criminal Investigation Division, assisted by uniformed members of both Halifax Regional Police and Halifax District RCMP, simultaneously executed three separate search warrants in relation to an ongoing drug trafficking investigation that stemmed from a number of complaints from the public. The following locations were searched:
- A business in the 2300 block of Gottingen Street in Halifax. Officers seized a quantity of marijuana, a large quantity of cash and drug paraphernalia. They arrested two men, age 19 and 40, at the scene without incident.
- A residence in the 700 block of East Chezzetcook Road, Head of Chezzetcook. Officers seized a quantity of marijuana and a large quantity of cash. They arrested a 39-year-old man and a 47-year-old woman without incident.
- A property on Colford Drive, Head of Chezzetcook where a large marijuana grow operation was located. Officers seized several hundred marijuana plants in various stages of growth. No one was arrested during this search
The suspects are currently being interviewed and charges are anticipated.
Drug activity often involves violence that puts innocent citizens at risk and is detrimental to the overall safety of our communities. The 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 902-490-5020. 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.