Two men face charges after an arrest yesterday in Dartmouth.
At 7:45 p.m., officers assigned to the East Quick Response Unit observed suspicious activity in the 0-100 block of Primrose Street. As a result of their investigation, officers seized a quantity of crack cocaine, marijuana, drug paraphernalia, weapons and cash. Two men, who were in front of a residence at the time of the investigation, were arrested without incident.
A 33-year-old man is charged with two counts each of possession of drugs for the purpose of trafficking; possession of crack cocaine; possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose and possession of a prohibited weapon. He is currently in police custody and will appear in Dartmouth Provincial Court later today. A 22-year-old man faces one count of possession of a controlled substance. He was released from custody and will appear in Dartmouth Provincial Court at a later date.
Our Quick Response Units are an important part of the Halifax Regional Police crime reduction strategy, with a separate unit for each of our three divisions. The members in these units usually work in a plain clothes capacity and address crime and quality-of-life issues. 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.