Two men and a woman are facing drug charges following a two-month investigation by Cumberland District Street Crime Enforcement Unit (SCEU). The SCEU was assisted by Cumberland District RCMP and Amherst Police Department.
A 20-year-old man, a 53-year-old man, and a 43-year old woman, all from Maccan, were arrested without incident in Athol on August 24. Nearly 100 mature marihuana plants were seized, and all three individuals are facing charges of Possession of Marihuana for the Purpose of Trafficking and Production of Marihuana. They were released later that day and are scheduled to appear in Amherst Provincial Court on October 2.
The investigation is ongoing. Cumberland District RCMP and Amherst Police Department would like to encourage the public to report suspicious activity, by calling the RCMP at 1-800-803-RCMP (7267) or the Amherst Police Department at 902-667-8600. Should you wish to remain anonymous, you can also contact Nova Scotia Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or text TIP202 + your message to 'CRIMES' (274637) or submit tips by Secure Web Tips at www.crimestoppers.ns.ca. Calls to Crime Stoppers are not taped or traced and if police make an arrest and lay charges based on a tip, callers qualify for a cash award.
Note to media: Cumberland District SCEU is comprised of members of Cumberland District RCMP and Amherst Police Department.