Drugs and weapons seized in Amherst

September 3, 2019
Amherst, Nova Scotia

News release

On August 30, the Cumberland Integrated Street Crime Enforcement Unit (SCEU), with assistance of Amherst Police Department and Amherst RCMP, arrested a woman and seized various drugs and weapons from a vehicle and home in Amherst.

Police seized methamphetamine, crystal methamphetamine, hydromorphone, ritalin, clonazepam, lorezepam, cannabis and cocaine during the searches. Drug paraphernalia, cash, evidence of drug trafficking, illegal tobacco, weapons, soft body armour and other property were also seized. A 30-year-old woman of Amherst, is facing multiple charges of Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking for various drugs and Possession of Illegal Tobacco. She was released from custody and is scheduled to appear in Amherst Provincial Court at 9:30 a.m. on October 7, 2019.

The investigation is ongoing.


Contact information

Cpl. Clay Wortman
Cumberland RCMP
Street Crime Enforcement Unit
Tel: 902-667-3859

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