Three men face charges after being arrested Friday night by officers
assigned to the East Division Quick Response Unit (EQRU).
At approximately 7:30 p.m., officers assigned to EQRU observed what
they believed to be a drug transaction involving three men in a parking
lot in the area of Mic Mac Boulevard and Woodland Avenue in Dartmouth.
Two men, arrested after they walked away from the location, were found
to be in possession of a quantity of marijuana, cocaine, hashish,
ecstasy and cash. The third man, arrested during a traffic stop after he
left the area in a vehicle, was found to be in possession of a quantity
of cash. A subsequent search of a residence in the 6600 block of
Chisholm Avenue in Halifax resulted in the seizure of additional items
used in the drug trade.
A 39-year-old Porters Lake man faces charges of drug trafficking, while
two Halifax men, aged 24 and 25, face charges of drug possession for the
purpose of trafficking. All three men are scheduled to appear in Halifax
Provincial Court at a later date.
The Quick Response Unit is an important part of the Halifax Regional
Police crime reduction strategy, with a separate unit for each of our
three divisions. The members in these Units usually work in a plain
clothes capacity and address crime and quality-of-life issues.