New Glasgow Regional Police assisted in an eight-month investigation by police in Colchester County that led to two people being charged with drug and weapons offences.
On July 30 and 31, the Colchester RCMP Street Crime Enforcement Unit (SCEU) with assistance from Truro Police Service and New Glasgow Regional Police, searched nine properties in Bible Hill, Truro, Kemptown, Greenfield and Harmony. Police arrested 16 people and seized cocaine, methamphetamine, hashish, cannabis, two firearms, ammunition, brass knuckles, a conductive energy weapon (CEW) and cash.
Two people were charged with four counts of possession for the purpose of trafficking, and being prohibited to possess cannabis for the purpose of selling, and two counts of possession of a firearm while prohibited.
“This investigation is an excellent example of proactive policing in Colchester County,” says S/Sgt. Curtis MacKinnon, Colchester District RCMP, via a press release. “Using a variety of investigative techniques, officers worked together to ensure that dangerous drugs were kept out of our communities.”
The accused were both are scheduled to appear in Truro Provincial Court on August 6. Other individuals arrested are scheduled to appear in Truro Provincial Count on October 7.
The investigation is ongoing and further charges are pending.