Halifax senior citizens busted for drugs

Metro Halifax thebuzz@tc.tc
Published on March 18, 2014

Police say Halifax’s latest drug bust has left two seniors facing charges of trafficking and possession.

On March 15, officers with the integrated drug unit searched a home on Romans Avenue in the city’s west end and allegedly seized an amount of cocaine, cannabis resin, marijuana, drug paraphernalia and cash.

According to Halifax police, a 76-year-old man and 73-year-old woman have been charged with one count each of trafficking and possession.

“It’s not usual for seniors to be arrested for trafficking drugs,” said Halifax Regional Police spokesman Const. Pierre Bourdages, adding while the age of the suspects is “unusual” it’s “not unseen.”

The two suspects were not known to police, said Bourdages, but they believed drug trafficking was happening at the home, and a search warrant was obtained.

The two suspects were arrested at the scene without incident.

The man and woman have been released from custody and will appear in court at a later date.