Three-month investigation leads to drug and weapon charges

Port Saxon, Shelburne County, Nova Scotia – Shelburne RCMP’s Street Crime Enforcement Unit (SCEU) received information about a dispensary that had been established on Shore Rd. in Port Saxon, which is located between Shelburne and Barrington. The business was advertising its products on social media sites online. The business was determined by police to not be a licenced marihuana supplier.

RCMP investigators determined that the public could purchase marihuana from the business without a prescription. On September 21, police searched the business and arrested a man and a woman without incident. During the search, police located a significant amount of marihuana products which had been prepared for retail sales.

Terry Lawrence Nickerson, 51, of Port Saxon has been charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking and Breach of a Firearms Prohibition Order. Bertha Phyllis Marie Wilkinson, 47, of Port Saxon, has been charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking and Trafficking in a Controlled Substance. Both were released from custody and are scheduled to attend Shelburne Provincial Court on December 5.

Given the highly overt advertisement of this illegal business, the RCMP continues to ask the public to contact them at 902-875-2490 if they have information about specific incidents related to the sale of marihuana products in Port Saxon. Police advise further charges may be pending as the investigation continues.

File # 2018778125

Nova Scotia RCMP



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