Police seize cocaine, cash, contraband tobacco, arrest Halifax man / Drug searches leads to arrests


Following a six month investigation conducted by the Nova Scotia RCMP Federal and Serious Organized Crime Unit (FSOC), a search warrant was executed at a residence on Ivanhoe St., Halifax yesterday morning. 


As a result, police seized 2.2 kilograms of cocaine, drug paraphernalia, 14.5 cases of contraband cigarettes and approximately $75,000.  Forty-nine year-old Khalid R. Mansour was arrested and charged with Trafficking in Cocaine, Possession of Cocaine for the Purpose of Trafficking and Possession of Proceeds of Crime.  


Mansour appeared at the Halifax Provincial Court on July 14, 2016 and was released on a Recognizance and is scheduled to appear in Halifax Provincial Court on August 8, 2016.


The RCMP were assisted by Halifax Regional Police and Service Nova Scotia’s Audit and Enforcement Unitduring this investigation.  The investigation continues and charges under the Excise Act and Nova Scotia Revenue Act are pending.


Drug trafficking and unlawful production charges


Two men and two women face charges after three drug searches last night in Halifax and Hants County.


At 8:30 p.m., investigators assigned to the HRP/RCMP Integrated Drug Unit with the assistance of members of the Quick Response Unit conducted a search at a residence in Riverside Corner in Hants County that resulted in the seizure of multiple marijuana plants, grow equipment and drug paraphernalia.


At 8:50 p.m., investigators searched a residence in the 0-100 block of Kraal Terrace in Halifax. Multiple marihuana plants, grow equipment and drug paraphernalia were also seized at this location. There were also six long guns that were not legally stored. Fifty-six-year-old James Gordon Smith was arrested at the scene without incident.


At 11:17 p.m., investigators searched a residence in the 0-100 block of Charles Meade Drive in Harrietsfield. A quantity of marijuana and cash was seized. Thirty-six-year-old Trevor Charles Miller, 38-year-old Shannon Irene Johnson and 40-year-old Natasha Miller were arrested at the scene without incident.


Trevor Charles Miller has been charged with three counts of possession for the purpose of trafficking cannabis, two counts of unlawful production of cannabis and two counts of breaching a recognizance. James Gordon Smith has been charged with twelve counts of unsafe storage of a firearm, and one count each of possession for the purpose of trafficking cannabis and unlawful production of Cannabis. Shannon Irene Johnson and Natasha Miller have each been charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking. All parties are to appear in Halifax Court today.


Source: Media Release


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