Two arrested for drug trafficking, Halifax, N.S.

Police have arrested two people and laid nine charges following a short-term investigation into drug trafficking at the Central Nova Scotia Correctional Facility (CNSCF).

On August 21st, 2013, members of the Combined Forces Intelligence Unit consisting of RCMP and HRP officers, Nova Scotia RCMP Federal Operations and Lower Sackville Detachment arrested two persons involved in supplying drugs and contraband to inmates at the Correctional Facility in Burnside.

Following the arrests, police executed search warrants at residences in Spryfield and Lower Sackville and seized a small quantity of marihuana and cannabis resin.

The investigation resulted from inter-agency collaboration between police and the Department of Justice Correctional Services.

Robert Shane Pearcey, age 36, Lower Sackville. He has been charged with:
· Conspiracy to traffic Cannabis Marihuana
· Conspiracy to traffic Cannabis Resin
· Possession of Cannabis Resin

He is also charged with a Breach of Trust related to employment as a Correctional Officer at the CNSCF. Police allege he committed a breach of trust by conspiring to traffic in controlled substances.

Sherri Ann Arsenault, age 39, Spryfield has been charged with:
· Conspiracy to traffic Cannabis Marihuana
· Conspiracy to traffic Cannabis Resin
· Trafficking in Cocaine
· Trafficking in Cannabis Marihuana
· Trafficking in Cannabis Resin

Both of the accused appeared in Halifax Provincial Court on Thursday.

Source: Release

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