The Chronicle Herald (Metro)

Man faces more charges from May 7 drug raid


Police have laid additional drug-related charges against a young Dartmouth man whose residence was raided this spring.

Tyus John Jay Lee McSween, 22, was arrested May 7 after investigat­ors executed a search warrant at an address on Trinity Avenue.

Police allegedly seized cocaine, pills and cash from the residence and a loaded rifle from a vehicle.

Mcsween was initially charged with possession of cocaine for the purpose of traffickin­g and eight firearm offences in relation to the rifle.

On Tuesday, Mcsween was arraigned in Dartmouth provincial court on five new charges in connection with the bust: possession of fentanyl, hydromorph­one and ecstasy for the purpose of traffickin­g, possession of property obtained by crime, and laundering the proceeds of crime.

The case will be back in court July 29 for election and plea.

Mcsween was granted bail May 12 after a hearing in provincial court. Judge Michael Sherar released him on a $15,000 bail order with two sureties and placed him on house arrest at his grandparen­ts' home in Dartmouth.

He can only leave the Emma Court house for medical emergencie­s and appointmen­ts and legal commitment­s, provided he's in the company of at least one of his sureties.

The judge prohibited McSween from possessing or consuming drugs or alcohol, operating a motor vehicle and having firearms or any other weapons.

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