Three people face charges after police executed a search warrant at a residence in Dartmouth last night.
At 7:05 p.m., plain clothes officers assigned to the East Quick Response Unit (EQRU) conducted a search of an apartment in the 100 block of Crystal Drive in Dartmouth. Officers seized a quantity of marijuana, drug paraphernalia, cash and weapons during the search. A 21-year-old Dartmouth man was arrested at the scene and is charged with possession of drugs for the purpose of trafficking, possession of a weapon dangerous to the public, possession of a prohibited weapon and two counts of breach of probation. He will appear in Dartmouth Provincial Court later today.
A 35-year old woman and a 17-year-old male youth were also arrested at the scene and face charges of possession of drugs for the purpose of trafficking, possession of a weapon dangerous to the public and possession of a prohibited weapon. The two were released and will appear in Dartmouth Provincial Court at a later date.
Drug activity often involves violence that puts innocent citizens at risk and is detrimental to the overall safety of our communities. The Quick Response Unit is an important part of the Halifax Regional Police crime reduction strategy, with a separate unit for each of our three divisions. The members in these units usually work in a plain clothes capacity and address crime and quality-of-life issues. Citizens are encouraged to report drug activity to police at 490-5020. 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.