Charges are pending against an adult male after a vehicle check lead to a search in Central West River.
On January 7th, 2015 at approximately 12:30 p.m.
, the Pictou County Integrated Street Crime Enforcement Unit (PCISCEU) observed a vehicle being driven by a male with a revoked driver’s license. When police turned to stop the driver, he fled down a dirt road where he abandoned his vehicle and ran into the woods. The 36-year-old driver was arrested without incident a short time later. The RCMP dog was called to search the area and a quantity of MDPV, commonly referred to as bath salts, was located a short distance from the abandoned vehicle.
Subsequent investigation allowed police to obtain a search warrant for the driver’s residence on Maclean Road. During the search, police seized more bath salts, several firearms and a Taser.
The male was held in custody and will appear this morning in Pictou Provincial Court to face numerous charges under the Controlled Drugs and substances Act, the Criminal Code and the Motor Vehicle Act. Charges include Possession of a Controlled Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking, Flight from Police, firearm related offences, Possession of a Prohibited Weapon (Taser) and other Motor Vehicle Act offences. The investigation continues.