A man faces charges after a drug search last night in Dartmouth.
At 8 p.m., officers assigned to the HRP/RCMP Integrated Drug Unit conducted a search of an apartment in the 0-100 block of Queen Street. Officers seized a quantity of crack cocaine, ecstasy and cash. A loaded shotgun was also recovered from the residence. Forty-three-year-old Ervin Russell Crowell was arrested at the scene without incident. He is facing charges of possession of drugs for the purpose of trafficking and possession of drugs, as well as numerous weapons charges and breaches of court orders. He was held 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.