Three people face drug charges as a result of the investigation into the Clifton Street homicide.
Over the last 36 hours, officers assigned to the HRP/RCMP Integrated Major Crime, General Investigation Section and Drug Unit conducted three searches as part of the investigation into the murder of Corey Lucas. The first two searches utilized the HRP and RCMP Emergency Response Teams and took place at 5 a.m. yesterday morning at residences on Willet Street in Halifax and Kelly Point Drive in Prospect. One person was arrested at the first location and seven people were arrested and quantities of cocaine, marijuana, cash and drug paraphernalia were seized at the Kelly Point Drive location. Investigators spoke to a number of these individuals about the homicide but at this time no charges in that incident have been laid. A third search was conducted at 3 a.m. this morning on Layton Road. No one was arrested at this search.
Nicholas Bernard MacLellan and Jessica Ann Desrochers, both 21-years-old, face charges of drug possession for the purpose of trafficking and drug possession. Twenty-year-old Dylan Peter Roach faces charges of drug possession for the purpose of trafficking. All three parties were arrested at the Kelly Point Drive residence and are scheduled to appear in Halifax Provincial Court today. The remaining five people who were arrested were released without charges.
The investigation into the homicide is continuing and anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact police at 490-5016. 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.