Annapolis District RCMP charge two men for drug and weapons offences following a search of a home in New Albany.
On September 18, Annapolis District RCMP, with assistance of the Annapolis District Street Crime Enforcement Unit and Valley Integrated Street Crime Enforcement Unit, executed a search warrant at a home on Hwy. 10 in New Albany as part of an ongoing investigation. Officers safely arrested one man at the home and began searching for a second man who was not located in the residence.
During the search of the home, officers seized two firearms, one of which was a loaded shotgun, bullets, a conducted energy weapon, and a substance believed to be methamphetamine.
On September 19, at approximately 11 a.m., the second man turned himself in at the Digby RCMP Detachment.
Annapolis District RCMP has charged 19-year-old Troy Benjamin Vanbuskirk, who was arrested at the scene, and 34-year-old Josh Abdul Brooks, both of New Albany, with:
- Possession of a Prohibited Weapon
- Possessing a Firearm while Prohibited (three counts)
- Careless Use of a Firearm
- Possession (methamphetamine)
- Breach of a Release Order
Vanbuskirk appeared in Court and was remanded into custody. He’s scheduled to appear in Annapolis Royal Provincial Court on September 26 at 9:30 a.m.
Brooks appeared in Court and was released on conditions pending his next court appearance on October 31, at 9:30 a.m., at Annapolis Royal Provincial Court.
Note: The Valley Integrated Street Crime Enforcement Unit is comprised of members of the Kings District RCMP and the Kentville Police Service.