As a result of concerns brought forward from the community regarding drug trafficking, Colchester District RCMP initiated an investigation that led to the search of three marihuana storefronts in Bible Hill on September 1, 2017.
The RCMP's General Investigation Section (GIS) Unit in Colchester District obtained warrants and at approximately 3 p.m. searched two marihuana storefronts on Pictou Rd., and one on Main St. in Bible Hill. Each of the three storefronts was being operated illegally. Six individuals were arrested at the storefronts that day with two later released without charge. During the searches, officers seized a quantity of cash, drugs, an ATM and drug paraphernalia.
A 25-year-old Dartmouth woman, a 27-year-old Dartmouth man, a 31-year-old Old Barns man and a 57-year-old Upper Kennetcook man are facing charges of Possession of Marihuana for the Purpose of Trafficking. They are scheduled to appear in Truro Provincial Court on November 15. Further charges and arrests are pending.
"These individuals were using these storefronts to traffick drugs and as police we know the dangers this can bring to our community," Sgt Duane Cooper, Colchester District RCMP.
The investigation is ongoing by Colchester District RCMP GIS.
Anyone wishing to report suspicious activity in the community can contact the RCMP at 1-800-803-RCMP (7267) or 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.