A 53-year-old Western Bay man is facing drug-related charges after police searched a residence in the north shore community today (Jan. 15) and seized a number of items.
A spokesman for the Trinity Conception District RCMP said officers, armed with a search warrant, arrived at the property about 9:30 a.m and conducted a search of a private residence and two adjacent garages. It was the culmination of an ongoing investigation.
Seized during the search was a single marijuana plant, some 36 grams of marijuana, roughly $1,500 in cash, a television believed to be stolen and items such as packaging material, weigh scales and various documents police say are commonly used by a "street dealer."
"This is indicative of street level trafficking," said the spokesman, adding that the marijuana is valued at between $15 and $20 per gram on the street.
Police believe the television was likely traded for illegal drugs.
The accused is facing charges under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act. They include possession of cannabis marijuana for the purpose of trafficking, production of cannabis marijuana and possession of property under $5,000 obtained by crime.
The accused has been released from police custody, and is scheduled to appear in Harbour Grace provincial court on March 25.