For Immediate Release
Bridgewater Police Service – Media Release
Date: April 28, 2023
Subject: Search warrant leads to multiple charges (FILE #2023-523328)
BRIDGEWATER, NS – The execution of a search warrant in Bridgewater recently has resulted in three individuals facing charges.
On Thursday, April 20, 2023, at approximately 5:30 p.m., officers from the Street Crime Enforcement Unit (SCEU), Criminal Intelligence Services Nova Scotia (CISNS), and Bridgewater Police Service executed a warrant under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (CDSA) at a residence located on Pleasant Street.
Police subsequently arrested two adult females and one adult male at the residence. All three individuals have been charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking. One of the females also faces an additional charge of possession of a weapon dangerous to the public peace.
In the course of the search, police seized a quantity of cocaine, cash, bear spray, a push knife, and other drug paraphernalia connected to the trafficking offence.
All three individuals were released on undertakings to appear in Bridgewater Provincial Court on June 21, 2023, at 9:30 a.m. for plea.
If any member of the public has information specific to this case, please contact Bridgewater Police Service at 902-543-2464.
ABOUT THE TEAMS INVOLVED IN THIS SEARCH
The Street Crime Enforcement Unit (SCEU) and Criminal Intelligence Services Nova Scotia (CISNS) teams are integrated with officers from both the RCMP and Bridgewater Police Service.
DID YOU KNOW? THE RELEASE OF NAMES FOLLOWING ARRESTS
In order for police to release the name of an individual facing a charge, the charge must be sworn before the Courts. Only at that time does the name of the individual become public information. If the charge has not yet been sworn in Court, the person’s name cannot be released. There are also exceptions where names are not released, such as in circumstances involving youth who are protected under the Youth Criminal Justice Act or in matters where a publication ban may be issued by a judge.