Two people face drug and weapons charges in Trenton

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TRENTON – The Pictou County Integrated Street Crime Enforcement Unit (SCEU) has charged a man and a woman for drug and weapons offences following a traffic stop and search in Trenton.

During the course of an investigation, Pictou County SCEU, assisted by New Glasgow Regional Police, conducted a traffic stop on North Main Street.  When the driver was told he was under arrest, he put the vehicle in motion, threw an object out the window and fled for a short distance before bringing the vehicle to a stop.

The male driver and female passenger were arrested at the scene without further incident. A search of the area by New Glasgow Regional Police Dog Services recovered a bottle of hydromorphone pills.

Through a related search of a residence in Trenton, officers seized a firearm, brass knuckles, hydromorphone pills, and a quantity of cash.

A 51-years-old Trenton man is charged with:

·       Possession of Hydromorphones for the purpose of trafficking

·       Resisting arrest

·       Flight from police

·       Careless use of a firearm

·       Possession of prohibited weapon

·       Possession of a firearm knowing serial number is altered

·       Dangerous operation of a motor vehicle

A 45-year-old Trenton woman is charged with:

·       Possession of Hydromorphones for the Purpose of Trafficking

·       Careless use of firearm

·       Possession of prohibited weapon

·       Possession of a firearm knowing serial number is altered

They are both scheduled to appear in Pictou Provincial Court on April 23 at 09:30 a.m.