A man faces charges under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act as a result of two drug searches in Halifax.
On December 26, Patrol Officers responded to a drug-related complaint at an apartment building in the 5400 block of Victoria Road. As a result, the HRP/RCMP Integrated Guns & Gangs Unit executed a search warrant at 7 p.m. on an apartment within the apartment building and seized approximately 175 pounds of marijuana as well as drug paraphernalia.
The investigation later resulted in members of the HRP/RCMP Integrated Drug Unit and the HRP/RCMP Guns & Gangs Unit conducting a search of an apartment in the 1200 block of Hollis Street at 11:57 p.m. Officers seized quantities of marijuana, cocaine and cash as well as drug paraphernalia and a number of cell phones.
At 10:20 a.m. today, the suspect in this matter turned himself in at Police Headquarters where he was arrested. Twenty-nine-year-old Justin Gillis Beaver of Halifax was scheduled to appear in Halifax Provincial Court today to face two counts of trafficking in marijuana and one count of possession of cocaine.
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.