A man and a woman face drug charges after a traffic stop yesterday in Dartmouth.
Shortly after 7 p.m., following an ongoing investigation, investigators assigned to the Drug Unit of the Integrated Criminal Investigation Division conducted a traffic stop in the 0-100 block of Russell Lake Drive. The sole male driver was arrested at the scene.
A subsequent search of a residence in the 0-100 block of Royalvue Court resulted in the seizure of a large quantity of cash and a quantity of cocaine, marijuana and drug paraphernalia. A woman was also arrested at the scene without incident.
Thirty-six-year-old Nicholas James Swinimer and 27-year-old Aleisha Dawn Stright each face two counts of possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking. They were held in custody overnight and will appear in Dartmouth Provincial Court today.
Drug activity often involves violence that puts innocent citizens at risk and is detrimental to the overall safety of our communities. The 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 902-490-5020. 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.
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