RCMP lay charges after man interferes with police search
A man and a woman are facing charges after two related incidents in Yarmouth – one of which involved a search of a vehicle for alleged drugs and the other involved a person allegedly becoming confrontational and threatening to flatten tires on a tow truck.
On Oct. 26, members of Yarmouth/Clare RCMP Street Crime Enforcement Unit (SCEU) located a vehicle that was heading to Yarmouth, reportedly with drugs inside. Police followed the vehicle to a home on Main Street and arrested the driver.
According to an RCMP media release, when police searched the vehicle a significant amount of cocaine was seized. The RCMP say that some of the cocaine was packaged in small amounts for individual sale. The driver of the vehicle was taken to jail.
The RCMP say while the search was being conducted by police, a man and a second woman came out of the home where the vehicle was parked. The man was yelling at police and was being confrontational, according to police. The RCMP claim the man’s behaviour escalated to a point where he grabbed a rake, held it over his head, and threatened to flatten the tires on the tow truck that had been called to remove the vehicle from the property. He was arrested and transported to jail as well.
The driver of the car, a 44-yearold woman from Barrington, is facing a charge of Possession of Cocaine for the Purpose of Trafficking. The 39-year-old man from Yarmouth who was in the home is being charged with Assaulting a Peace Officer and Obstruction.
Both people were released from custody later that day and have been scheduled to attend Yarmouth Provincial Court on Dec. 3. Charges had not yet been filed with the court at the time this story was written prior to our press deadline, therefore no names had been released.