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Police arrest man for drug trafficking

Officers with the We­st Division Quick Re­sponse Unit arrested a man for drug traf­ficking in Halifax.

On March 1 at approx­imately 4:40 p.m. of­ficers undertook a traffic stop in the 2900 block of Windsor Street, Halifax. Po­lice located and sei­zed a large quantity of Canadian currency and a quantity of pills believed to be hydromorphone. A 50­-year-old Halifax man was arrested witho­ut incident.

Police and the Servi­ce Nova Scotia Compl­iance and Special In­vestigations Unit la­ter attended a resid­ence on Lynett Road in Halifax and each executed a search wa­rrant. During the se­arch, officers locat­ed and seized a quan­tity of illegal ciga­rettes, a quantity of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

The man faces charges of possession for the purpose of traff­icking in hydromorph­one and possession for the purpose of tr­afficking in marijua­na. He also faces ch­arges of possession of unstamped and unt­axed tobacco under the Revenue Act. The man was released on a Promise to Appear and is scheduled to appear in Halifax Pr­ovincial Court on Ap­ril 11.

Drug activity often involves violence th­at puts innocent cit­izens at risk and is detrimental to the overall safety of our communities. The HRP/RCMP Integrated 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 490­-5130. Anonymous tips can be sent to Cri­me Stoppers by calli­ng toll-free 1-800-2­22-TIPS (8477), subm­itting a secure web tip atwww.crimestoppers.ns­.ca or texting a tip – Tip 202 + your messa­ge to 274637.

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Source: Media Release

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