Two people charged for trafficking six different drugs in Amherst, Nova Scotia

Amherst, Nova Scotia – On April 11, the Cumberland Integrated Street Crime Unit, with help from Amherst Police Department and Cumberland District RCMP searched a home on Kent Drive.

Thirty-three-year-old Justin John Arseneau and 22-year-old Norissa Epton were arrested without incident at the residence.

Police seized quantities of prescription medications hydromorphone, dextroamphetamine, clonazepam and methadone, along with methamphetamine, marihuana, and cannabis resin. Cash, scales, weapons and other items indicative of drug trafficking were also seized.

Arseneau and Epton appeared in Amherst Provincial Court today and were released on conditions. They have each been charged with:

  • Possession of Methamphetamine for the Purpose of Trafficking
  • ‎Possession of Hydromorphone for the Purpose of Trafficking
  • Possession of Methadone for the Purpose of Trafficking
  • Possession of Marihuana for the Purpose of Trafficking
  • Possession of Cannabis Resin for the Purpose of Trafficking
  • Possession of Clonazepam for the Purpose of Trafficking
  • Possession of Dextroamphetamine
  • Possession of a Prohibited Weapon
  • Possession of a Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose

Both accused are scheduled to return to court on May 2. The investigation is ongoing.

Nova Scotia RCMP



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