**** RCMP Media Release
Traffic stop leads to drug charges
RCMP has charged two men with drug-related and other offences following a traffic stop and drug seizure.
On October 1, RCMP conducted a traffic stop of a vehicle being driven erratically on Hwy. 101 near Wolfville Ridge. The driver and passenger, both men, were taken into custody. During the arrest, an altercation occurred between one of the men and an officer. As a result of the traffic stop, officers seized a quantity of cocaine. Subsequently, the Valley Integrated Street Crime Enforcement Unit obtained a warrant and searched a residence in Centreville.
A 28-year-old Centreville man is facing charges of Trafficking in Cocaine, Resisting Arrest, Dangerous Operation of a Motor Vehicle, Assaulting a Police Officer, Assault with a Weapon and Flight from Police. A 24-year-old Kentville man is currently facing charges of Trafficking in Cocaine, Resisting Arrest and Failure to Comply with an Undertaking.
There were no injuries in this incident. Both men are scheduled to appear in Kentville Provincial Court at a later date. The investigation is ongoing.
Note to media: The Valley SCEU is comprised of members of Kings District RCMP and Kentville Police Service.