Two men and two women face charges after three drug searches last night in Halifax and Hants County.
At 8:30 p.m., investigators assigned to the HRP/RCMP Integrated Drug Unit with the assistance of members of the Quick Response Unit conducted a search at a residence in Riverside Corner in Hants County that resulted in the seizure of multiple marihuana plants, grow equipment and drug paraphernalia.
At 8:50 p.m., investigators searched a residence in the 0-100 block of Kraal Terrace in Halifax. Multiple marihuana plants, grow equipment and drug paraphernalia were also seized at this location. There were also six long guns that were not legally stored. Fifty-six-year-old James Gordon Smith was arrested at the scene without incident.
At 11:17 p.m., investigators searched a residence in the 0-100 block of Charles Meade Drive in Harrietsfield. A quantity of marihuana and cash was seized. Thirty-six-year-old Trevor Charles Miller, 38-year-old Shannon Irene Johnson and 40-year-old Natasha Miller were arrested at the scene without incident.
Trevor Charles Miller has been charged with three counts of possession for the purpose of trafficking cannabis, two counts of unlawful production of cannabis and two counts of breaching a recognizance. James Gordon Smith has been charged with twelve counts of unsafe storage of a firearm, and one count each of possession for the purpose of trafficking cannabis and unlawful production of Cannabis. Shannon Irene Johnson and Natasha Miller have each been charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking. All parties are to appear in Halifax 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 490-5130. 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.
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