Cumberland County man charged with cannabis offences

November 8, 2019
East Amherst, Nova Scotia

News release

On Friday November 1, Cumberland County Integrated Street Crime Enforcement Unit (SCEU), with the assistance of Amherst Police, and members of Cumberland District RCMP, arrested a 30-year-old man without incident for offences under the Cannabis Act.

Following a tip, police obtained a search warrant for a home on Tyndal Rd. Police seized a large quantity of cannabis, individually packed cannabis edibles, shatter, other THC concentrates, cash, and four firearms with ammunition.

Jacob William Warren Chapman, 30, of East Amherst is charged with the following offences:

  • Distributing Illicit Cannabis
  • Distribute More Than 30 grams of Dried Cannabis
  • Possession of Cannabis for the Purpose of Selling
  • Altering or Offering to Alter the Physical Properties of Cannabis

Police expect to lay charges in relation to the firearms offences at a later date.

Chapman was released from custody following his arrest and is scheduled to appear in Amherst Provincial Court on January 20, 2020.

The investigation is ongoing.

File #20191211051


Contact information

Cpl. Jennifer Clarke
Public Information Officer
Nova Scotia RCMP
Office: 902-720-5652
Cell: 902-222-0154

Cst. Tom Wood
Amherst Police Department
Office : 902-667-8600

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