A paramedic faces charges after a three-week-long investigation by the Halifax Criminal Intelligence Unit of the HRP/RCMP Criminal Investigation Division.
Emergency Health Services (EHS) contacted police on January 24 after detecting a discrepancy in their internal system managing controlled narcotics. The investigation led to a traffic stop and subsequent arrest of an off-duty paramedic at 3:15 p.m. yesterday outside an EHS base on Wilkinson Avenue in Dartmouth, during which officers seized narcotics. The arrest led to a search of a residence on Lawrence Street in Halifax at 7:50 p.m. where officers seized evidence related to the investigation. It is alleged the man tampered with vials of controlled narcotics in the possession of EHS in HRM.
Twenty-five-year old Zachary Dewar of Halifax was released from police custody shortly after midnight on February 15. He is scheduled to appear in Halifax Provincial Court on April 23 to face charges of breach of trust, mischief, theft under $5000 and possession under $5000. He is also charged with possession of a controlled substance under the Controlled Drugs & Substances Act.