Additional charges against man trafficking drugs in homeless encampment

Halifax District RCMP’s Community Action Response Team (CART) has executed two additional search warrants in relation to a drug trafficking and weapons investigation in Lower Sackville.

On January 5, RCMP CART, assisted by the RCMP Street Crime Unit and Halifax District RCMP general duty officers, executed a search warrant. Two vehicles were seized and a 56-year-old Lower Sackville man, whose drug trafficking activities were targeting unhoused people in the Lower Sackville area, was arrested.

As the investigation continued, on January 8, RCMP officers executed a search warrant at a storage locker on Glendale Ave. in Lower Sackville; the storage locker was being rented by the man. During the search, RCMP officers located and seized a shotgun, 1.2 kg of cannabis pre-packaged for distribution and stolen power tools.

That same day, a second search warrant was executed on the man’s camper that was seized and initially searched on January 5, after RCMP officers learned of a hidden storage compartment. No additional items were seized.

Frank George Duffy, 56, faces additional charges, including:

  • Careless Storage of a Firearm
  • Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm
  • Possession of a Firearm Knowing its Possession is Unauthorized
  • Possession of a Firearm Contrary to a Prohibition Order

Duffy, who was remanded into custody on January 5, will return to Dartmouth Provincial Court on January 17, at 9:30 a.m.

The investigation remains ongoing.


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