Crime Stoppers call leads to drug bust in Truro

Harry Sullivan
Published on January 15, 2013
Drug bust

LOWER TRURO - More than 500 prescription capsules and about $4,000 cash were seized in Truro Tuesday afternoon during an impromptu police takedown prompted by a citizen's call.

Three males, including a Truro Heights man, 29, and two Lower Sackville men, aged 42 and 39, were arrested on charges of possessing drugs for the purpose of trafficking and trafficking in prescription drugs.

"It all developed from a Crime Stoppers tip," RCMP Sgt. Al Affleck said, following an incident that saw numerous police cruisers swooping in to surround vehicles in the Staples parking lot beside Robie Street around 1 p.m.

Two vehicles were towed from the scene.

Affleck said the drugs are identified as hydromorph contin.

The three men will appear in Truro Provincial Court at a later date to face charges of possession for the purpose of trafficking under Section 5(2) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act.