A woman faces a drug charge after a search overnight in Halifax.
In the early hours of June 26, officers assigned to the West Quick Response Unit (WQRU) and the Integrated Guns and Gangs Unit, conducted a traffic stop in the 3600 block of Joseph Howe Drive in Halifax. The female driver was arrested and officers located a quantity of cocaine, cash and drug paraphernalia in the vehicle. A subsequent search in a residence in the 3600 block of Percy Street yielded additional drug paraphernalia.
Thirty-six-year-old Danielle Theresa Goodwin of Halifax was held in custody overnight. She will appear in Halifax Provincial Court today to face a charge of possession of drugs for the purpose of trafficking.
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.