Police seize over four pounds of cannabis from DUI driver

Man in handcuffs

Halifax Regional Police has charged a man with drug trafficking after a search of a vehicle in Dartmouth yesterday.

At approximately 5 p.m. police received a report of a vehicle driving erratically in the area of Lamont Terrace. Officers located the vehicle stopped in a parking lot. Officers recognized the driver as a man with multiple warrants for his arrest for unrelated matters. The man was arrested after a brief foot pursuit. The officers observed signs of impairment from the driver. Officers searched the man and the vehicle, which had been reported stolen, and seized stolen property, over four pounds of dried cannabis, quantities of cannabis edibles, resin and powder.

Justin Russell Stroud, 28, is scheduled to appear in Dartmouth provincial court today to face charges of:

  • Possessing cannabis for the purpose of distributing
  • Possessing cannabis for the purpose of selling
  • Possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000
  • Possession of property obtained by crime under $5,000
  • Refusal to comply with demand for testing
  • Operation of a conveyance while impaired by drug
  • Resisting arrest


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