Halifax police lay drug charges after searching three homes
Published Friday, January 18, 2013 2:19PM AST
Six people are facing drug charges after police searched three homes in the Halifax area this week. Police say the searches were unrelated.
Police search Spryfield home
Police executed a search warrant at a home in the 100 block of Lavender Walk in Spryfield around 8 p.m. Wednesday.
They seized a quantity of marijuana, cash and drug paraphernalia in the raid.
A 30-year-old Halifax man and a 22-year-old Halifax woman have been charged with possession of drugs for the purpose of trafficking.
They are due to appear in Halifax provincial court at a later date.
Drugs seized from Herring Cove Road home
Police also searched an apartment in the 300 block of Herring Cove Road around 4 p.m. Thursday.
They seized marijuana, cash and drug paraphernalia in the raid.
A 59-year-old Halifax man faces a charge of possession of drugs for the purpose of trafficking.
He is due to appear in Halifax provincial court at a later date.
Traffic stop leads to drug search
Yesterday, police stopped a car in the 100 block of Roleika Drive in Dartmouth around 9 p.m. They found two cans of pepper spray in the car.
The male driver and two male passengers were arrested at the scene without incident.
A subsequent search of a home in the area resulted in the seizure of marijuana plants and grow-op equipment.
Steven Thomas Hoskin, 23, of Dartmouth has been charged with two counts of possession of a weapon dangerous to the public peace, two counts of possession of a prohibited weapon and one count each of carrying a concealed weapon, cultivation of cannabis and breach of a court order.
Hoskins was held in custody overnight and is due to appear in Dartmouth provincial court today.
Two 19-year-old Dartmouth men are also facing charges of possession of a weapon dangerous to the public peace, possession of a prohibited weapon and cultivation of cannabis.