‘Disruption of a crime group’: Over $1 million worth of drugs seized in N.S., police say

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WATCH: Police in Truro, N.S. have seized nearly $1 million worth of illegal drugs, including hundreds of pounds of cannabis. Zack Power reports. – Jan 24, 2024

Police say they have seized drugs worth more than $1 million in Colchester County and Halifax following a three-month investigation.

In a release, the Truro Police Service said it was a collaborative effort with the RCMP, resulting in the “disruption of a crime group based in rural Colchester County who were trafficking cocaine and supplying cannabis to illegal dispensaries throughout Nova Scotia and New Brunswick.”

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It said search warrants were executed at three addresses in Colchester County and one address in Halifax Regional Municipality, where a “large quantity” of illegal drugs and money were seized.

“This operation has resulted in the seizure of drugs that have an estimated street value at over $1 million,’ the release said. “An additional $94,000 in cash was also seized.”

The release said 35-year-old Matt Allen of Beaver Brook is charged with possession for the purposes of trafficking and violation of a court order.

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“Additional charges are also expected to be filed against other individuals involved,” the release said.

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