Five men face charges as a result of a traffic stop in Halifax last night.
At approximately 8:30 p.m. on May 4, officers from the Special Enforcement Section of the Integrated Criminal Investigation Division, with the assistance of the Emergency Response Team, conducted a traffic stop on two vehicles in a parking lot in the area of the Bedford Highway and Flamingo Drive. Searches of the vehicles were conducted and officers located a shot gun, a quantity of crack cocaine, marijuana and cash. The five male occupants of the vehicles were arrested at the scene without incident.
At 12:30 a.m. on May 5, officers executed a search warrant at an apartment in the 0-100 block of Flamingo Drive. As a result of the search, a quantity of crack cocaine and cocaine were seized along with drug paraphernalia and three rifles and ammunition.
Fifty-four-year-old Anthony Ambrose Frank Budgell and 47-year-old Dean Joseph Rogers, both of Halifax, have each been charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking cocaine as well as numerous weapons related charges. Both men are scheduled to appear in Halifax Provincial court today.
The other three men, a 46-year-old from Halifax and a 27-year-old and 19-year-old, both from Dartmouth have been charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking marijuana. They were released and are scheduled to appear in Halifax Provincial court at a later date.
Source: Media Release