Investigators in the Drug Unit of the Integrated Criminal Investigation Division with assistance from the Windsor District RCMP have seized a large quantity of drugs from a transport truck.
As part of an ongoing investigation, on Oct.
1, 2015, Windsor District RCMP conducted a traffic stop on an 18-wheeler transport truck on Highway 14, Brooklyn. The transport was searched and as a result, police seized the following:
609.5 pounds of cannabis marihuana
19,800 tablets of lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD)
3.9 pounds psilocybin (magic mushrooms)
47 methamphetamine pills
A small quantity of cocaine and methamphetamine
A 2007 Peterbuilt tractor and trailer
The driver and lone occupant of the transport truck, David Joseph MacDonald, 39 of Frasers Mills, has been charged with four counts of trafficking in a controlled substance and one count of possession of a controlled substance. MacDonald appeared in court on October 1 and was released on conditions. MacDonald is scheduled to appear in Kentville Provincial Court on October 27.
The investigation is ongoing.
Note to media: The Drug Unit of the Integrated Criminal Investigation Division is comprised of RCMP and Halifax Regional Police members. Photos of the transport truck and drugs attached. Interviews with S/Sgt. Darrell Gaudet, Integrated Criminal Investigation Division, can be scheduled through Cst. Skinner.