Update: Charges laid in drug trafficking investigation

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Update: Charges laid in drug trafficking investigation

Windsor District RCMP Street Crime Enforcement Unit (SCEU) has arrested a 44-year-old man and a 37-year-old woman, both from Dartmouth, as part of a drug trafficking investigation.​

The Windsor District RCMP​ began an investigation in September of 2020 after receiving information of drug trafficking throughout the Annapolis Valley. On December 22, the Windsor District RCMP SCEU, with assistance from the RCMP Emergency Response Team, Halifax District RCMP SCEU and the Annapolis District RCMP SCEU, attempted to arrest the man as he was returning to his vehicle in a parking lot​ off of Damascus Rd. in Bedford. The suspect fled on foot and was arrested shortly after without further incident.

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The woman, who was a passenger in the vehicle, was also arrested nearby. Following the arrests, police searched a home and two vehicles in Dartmouth. As a result of the searches police seized a significant quantity of cocaine, crack cocaine, cash and a replica firearm.

Andrew Curt Wint is charged with:

·​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking Cocaine

·​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ Production of a Schedule 1 Substance

·​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ Possession of Cannabis for the Purpose of Distribution

·​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ Possession of Property Obtained by Crime over $5000

·​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ Obstruct a Peace Officer

·​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ Operation of a Conveyance while Prohibited

Wint has been remanded into custody and is scheduled to appear in Dartmouth Provincial Court on December 23.

Sarah Michelle Barnett has been released from custody and is schedule to appear in Dartmouth Provincial Court on March 3, 2021. She is charged with the following:

·​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking Cocaine

·​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ Possession of Property Obtained by Crime

·​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ Possession of Cannabis for the Purpose of Distribution

The investigation is ongoing.

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