Three men facing drug charges
PORT HAWKESBURY — Three men are facing charges following two separate drug busts Thursday where marijuana was seized by RCMP.
At about 1:30 p.m., the Inverness/Richmond RCMP street crime unit conducted a search of a residence on Nepean Street, Port Hawkesbury. Police said a large amount of marijuana and money was found. Two men in their 20s were arrested and were charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking in marijuana. They were released on a promise to appear in provincial court in Port Hawkesbury April 26. Police did not release their names.
The RCMP said the investigation is ongoing and other charges are pending.
Later the same day, at about 8 p.m., the street crime unit conducted a search of a residence on Sydney Road, Port Hawkesbury, and an undetermined amount of marijuana was found. A 46-year-old male was arrested and was charged with possession of marijuana. He was released on a promise to appear in Port Hawkesbury provincial court April 26. His name was also not released. Police said the investigation is ongoing and other charges are pending.
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