A man and a woman face drug charges after a traffic stop last Friday in Dartmouth.
On May 2, at 9:45 p.m., officers assigned to the West Quick Response Unit conducted a traffic stop in the parking lot of the Dartmouth Sportsplex on Wyse Road. The driver was arrested at the scene and a search of the vehicle resulted in the seizure of a quantity of cocaine. A subsequent search of an apartment on Barkton Lane in Halifax yielded a quantity of cocaine, marijuana and drug paraphernalia. A woman was later arrested without incident at a separate location.
Fifty-one-year-old Earl Spencer Allan Power of Halifax was held in custody over the weekend and faces two counts of possession of drugs for the purpose of trafficking, one count of possession of drugs and one count of trafficking. He will appear in Halifax Provincial Court later today. A 43-year-old Halifax woman was released from custody and faces one count of possession of drugs for the purpose of trafficking and one count of possession of drugs. She will appear in Halifax Provincial Court at a later date.
Drug activity often involves violence that puts innocent citizens at risk and is detrimental to the overall safety of our communities. 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. Citizens are encouraged to report drug activity to police at 490-5016. Anonymous tips can be sent to Crime Stoppers by calling toll-free 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), submitting a secure web tip at www.crimestoppers.ns.ca or texting a tip – Tip 202 + your message to 274637.