**** HRP Media Release
(1) Police Investigate Kidnapping – Halifax
At 8:00 p.m., Halifax Regional Police responded to a report of a Kidnapping and Threats to Caused Death to an adult male in Halifax. At approximately 10:00 p.m., investigators were able to trace the phone of the victim to an address in the 0-50 Block of Rosedale Avenue Halifax. Investigators were not able to make contact with the occupants of the Rosedale Avenue residence. At approximately 1:25 a.m., 11 July, members of the Emergency Response Team arrested three adults (2 males, 1 female) from inside the Rosedale Avenue address and located the victim, in good health.
The victim was not harmed. Shortly after, investigators were able to locate and arrest the suspect responsible for the threats phone call in the 3800 block of Mont Blanc Terrace Halifax.
Investigators with the Integrated General Investigation Section confirmed through a thorough investigation, that a 17 year old male, made a prank call advising the victim was kidnapped and would be killed, if his demands were not met. Investigators have charged a 17 year old male, from Halifax with Mischief and released on a Promise to Appear and will appear in court on a later date. The other adults arrested were released without charges.
(2) Police Arrest Thirteen Adults in Drug Search – Dartmouth
At 5:10 p.m., 10 July, the Halifax Regional Police and Royal Canadian Mounted Police Integrated Drug Unit executed a Cannabis Act Search Warrant at the Compassion Club, 141A Main Street Dartmouth. Officers seized a quantity of cannabis and cannabis related products, drug paraphilia including scales, and a quantity of cash.
Police have arrested and charged 13 adults (6 males and 7 females), all were held for court in Dartmouth and will be facing charges of Trafficking Controlled Substances and Drug Related Charges.