Drug Trafficking and Cultivation Charges


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A man faces charges after a drug search yesterday in Halifax.
 
At approximately 4 p.m., patrol members discovered a marijuana grow up at an apartment building in the 5600 block of Ontario Street in Halifax while responding to an unrelated call.
 
At 7:21 p.m., investigators assigned to the HRP/RCMP Integrated Drug Unit conducted a search of the apartment, resulting in the seizure of multiple marijuana plants, grow equipment, and drug paraphernalia. A 41-year-old man was arrested without incident and is scheduled to appear in Halifax Provincial Court on October 9 to face charges of drug possession for the purpose of trafficking and cultivation.
 
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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