Officers with the Guns and Gangs Unit of the Integrated Criminal Investigation Division arrested a man following a home invasion that occurred in Halifax last night.
On September 29 at 9:57 p.m., police responded to the 1000 block of Brenton Street for a weapons call. Police were advised that a man knocked at the door of the residence and then sprayed the 31-year-old male occupant in the face with a sensory irritant. The occupant ran to his bedroom, locked the door and called police. The occupant was treated at the scene and he was unable to provide a description of the suspect. Police do not believe this to be a random act and the investigation is ongoing. Officers are looking to speak with anyone who may have any knowledge of this incident.
Based on evidence observed in the residence, a search warrant was obtained and at approximately 2 a.m., a search was conducted. Officers seized a quantity of marihuana, cannabis resin along with drug paraphernalia and a quantity of cash. The male occupant was then arrested without incident.
The 31-year-old Halifax man faces charges of possession for the purpose of trafficking in marihuana and possession for the purpose of trafficking in cannabis resin. He was released on a Promise to Appear and is scheduled to appear in Halifax Provincial Court on November 8.
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.
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