RCMP Street Crime Unit making an impact in Inverness & Richmond County

January 11, 2018
inverness District, Nova Scotia

News release

Citizens of Inverness and Richmond County can see the impact the Inverness/Richmond Street Crime Enforcement Unit (SCEU) is having on the community on review of the 2017 statistics for charges, searches and seizures.

Last year, Inverness/Richmond RCMP SCEU members executed 33 Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (CDSA) search warrants and as a result, 45 people aged 22 to 68 were charged with 100 drug-related charges, including:

  • Possession of a Controlled Substance x 10
  • Trafficking of a Controlled Substance x 20
  • Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking x 70

Fifty of the drug-related charges also included Criminal Code charges. Additionally, officers seized a number of items such as 37 long guns, two hand guns, five vehicles, approximately $150,000 in cash and various drugs, including:

  • Marihuana
  • Cannabis Resin Hash/Shatter
  • Cocaine
  • Oxycodone
  • Hydromorphone
  • Morphine
  • Dexamphetamine
  • Clonazepam

"The Inverness District Street Crime Enforcement Unit is always looking to identify those involved in the illegal drug trade." says Cpl. Curtis Kuchta with Inverness District RCMP. "The seizures made by our officers are significant because they have disrupted the groups of people involved in the distribution of these substances."

The RCMP encourages citizens to contact the RCMP with information about drug use in our communities, no piece of information is too small. Inverness/Richmond RCMP Street Crime Enforcement Unit can be contacted at 902-625-2220. Citizens can also call Nova Scotia Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), text TIP202 + your message to 'CRIMES' (274637) or by secure online tips at www.crimestoppers.ns.ca.

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Contact information

Cpl. Curtis Kuchta
Inverness District RCMP
Street Crime Enforcement Unit
Office: 902-625-2220
curtis.kuchta@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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