Two men are facing drugs and weapon-related charges as a result of a search last night in Halifax.
At 10:15 p.m., officers assigned to the HRP/RCMP Guns and Gangs Unit executed a search warrant at an apartment in the 100 block of Connor Lane. Officers seized a quantity of cocaine, marijuana, cash and a loaded handgun. Two men were arrested at the scene without incident.
Twenty-seven-year-old Tyler Bradley Richards and 23-year-old Marcus Demitries James, both of Halifax, were arrested at the scene. Both are facing charges of possession of drugs for the purpose of trafficking and weapons-related offences. They were held overnight and will appear in Halifax 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.