Police lay drug and weapon offences in East Preston


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October 31, Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM) . . . Members of the Halifax District RCMP/HRP Integrated Drug Enforcement Unit have charged two men with drug and weapons offences after a search of a residence in East Preston, Nova Scotia.
On October 28, 2011, members of the Integrated Drug Unit were involved in a drug investigation targeting suspects drug trafficking.  Police observed a drug transaction take place in Cole Harbour.  At 2:30 p.m., police conducted a traffic stop and seized a quantity of drugs (crack cocaine), cash, and a loaded handgun.  As a result of the traffic stop, a search warrant was executed at a residence on Upper Partridge Road.  Four males were arrested and police seized another handgun, ammunition, cash, and crack cocaine.  All six were remanded until their court appearance today.
Two 18-year-olds have been charged under the Controlled Drugs and Substance Act (CDSA) and face numerous firearms offences in relation to the traffic stop.  They will be appearing in Dartmouth Provincial Court this afternoon.
A 21-year-old male and 18-year-old male from East Preston and will be appearing in Dartmouth Provincial Court today as a result of the search on Green Acres Drive.  They have been charged under the Controlled Drugs and Substance Act and Criminal Code with the following offences:
5(2) CDSA Trafficking marihuana
88(1) CC  Possession of weapon for dangerous purpose
91(1) CC  Unauthorized possession of firearm
95(1) CC  Possession of prohibited or restricted firearm with ammunition
92(1) CC Possession of restricted firearm knowing its possession is unauthorized 
86(1) CC  Unsafe storage of firearm
Two 17-year-old males also face charges under the CDSA and CC in relation to the search of the residence.  They will be appearing in Halifax Provincial Youth court this afternoon.
Police want people to know that community complaints involving drug trafficking are investigated.  People are asked to contact any RCMP office, Halifax Regional Police, or Crime Stoppers anonymously anytime at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or by Secure Web Tips at www.crimestoppers.ns.ca.  Calls to Crime Stoppers are not taped or traced.  If police make an arrest and lay charges based on a tip, callers qualify for a cash award from $50 – $2000.
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