Four men and two female youths face drugs and weapons charges after a drug search last night in Halifax.
At approximately 11 p.m., officers assigned to the HRP/RCMP Integrated Drug Unit, executed a search warrant on Convoy Avenue in Fairview. The officers seized the following during the search:
- approximately 650 grams of cocaine valued at $65,000 - approximately 13,000 doses of LSD (acid) valued at $128,000 - approximately 250 doses of ecstasy and hydromorphone valued at $3,600- a quantity of cash - two loaded rifles and ammunition - bullet proof vest - drug paraphernalia
Twenty-five-year-old Jose Manuel Acosta, 24-year-old Matthew Francis Coaker, 21-year-old Neil MacDonald and 21-year-old Clayton Daniel Cromwell, all of Halifax, were arrested and will appear in Halifax Provincial Court today. A 13-year-old female youth from Sambro and a 17-year-old female youth from Herring Cove were also arrested and will appear in Halifax Provincial Youth Court today. They are all facing numerous drug trafficking and weapons-related offences.
This investigation is on-going. 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 illegal drugs. Citizens are encouraged to report drug activity to police by calling 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.