THE CANADIAN PRESS
HALIFAX — Police have charged two people, including a corrections officer, after an investigation into drug trafficking at a Halifax jail. The RCMP say the 36-year-old jail guard faces four charges, including conspiracy to traffick cannabis marijuana and cannabis resin, possession of cannabis resin and breach of trust. The Mounties identified the accused as Robert Shane Pearcey. He is the second corrections officer from the Central Nova Scotia Correctional Facility to be arrested on drug charges since last month. Pearcey’s co-accused, 39-year-old Sherri Ann Arsenault, is charged with trafficking in cocaine, cannabis marijuana and cannabis resin, as well as conspiracy to traffick cannabis marijuana and cannabis resin. Police say the suspects were arrested Wednesday and search warrants were later executed at homes in the Halifax-area communities of Spryfield and Lower Sackville. Earlier this year, police arrested 14 people in Halifax, Truro and Cape Breton in connection with a drug smuggling operation at the provincial jail, including two corrections officers and a nurse. A former sheriff’s deputy at the jail was sentenced in February to four years in prison for attempting to smuggle drugs into the facility.