The Truro Police Service and the RCMP Federal Intelligence Unit recently completed a 3-month investigation into drug trafficking in Colchester County.
This collaborative effort resulted in the disruption of a crime group based in rural Colchester County who were trafficking cocaine and supplying cannabis to illegal dispensaries throughout Nova Scotia and New Brunswick.
Search warrants were executed at three addresses in Colchester County and one address in Halifax Regional Municipality. These searches resulted in the seizure of a large quantity of illegal drugs and money.
Matt Allen, 35 years old, from Beaver Brook, Colchester County, is facing charges of possession for the purposes of trafficking and violation of a court order. Additional charges are also expected to be filed against other individuals involved.
This operation has resulted in the seizure of drugs that have an estimated street value at over $1 million. An additional $94,000 in cash was also seized.
“The RCMP Federal Intelligence Unit develops actionable intelligence on organized crime at all levels throughout Nova Scotia. Because organized crime crosses all police jurisdictions, it’s important that we combine our efforts to combat this criminal activity; in partnership with Truro Police Service, we dismantled this sophisticated organized crime group, which was trafficking multiple drug commodities to various street-level dealers across Nova Scotia and New Brunswick.”
Superintendent Jason Popik, Federal Policing Criminal Operations Officer with the Nova Scotia RCMP
“This collaborative effort has resulted in a significant seizure and disruption to a major organization in our region. While this group was operating out of Colchester County, this seizure will have a significant impact on the availability of street drugs in Truro and other communities in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick. This couldn’t have been done without both partners working together.”
Chief of Police, Dave MacNeil, Truro Police Service
Via Truro Police/RCMP