Shelburne, Nova Scotia – On January 9, following a three-month investigation, a 29-year-old man from Shelburne was arrested, without incident, for drug offences. The RCMP and Municipal officials have identified “hard” drugs, such as cocaine and methamphetamine to be enforcement priorities for Shelburne RCMP. Both police and town officials are concerned about the impact of the use of these drugs in the community and the risk they pose to community safety.
On January 9, members of Shelburne RCMP Street Crime Enforcement Unit (SCEU) and Shelburne RCMP searched a home on Bulkley St. During the search, police located and seized additional drugs, drug paraphernalia and ammunition. The accused was subject to conditions to not be in possession of any ammunition, as well as other court-imposed conditions.
Joshua Matthew Fitzpatrick, 29, of Shelburne has been charged with the following offences:
· Possession of Cocaine for the Purpose of Trafficking
· Possession of Crystal Methamphetamine for the Purpose of Trafficking
· Possession of Ammunition while Prohibited
· Fail to Comply with a Judge Undertaking – 4 Counts
Fitzpatrick appeared in Bridgewater Provincial Court today and was remanded into custody until January 15 in Shelburne. The investigation is ongoing.
If you have information about drug use in your community, contact the RCMP by calling 1-800-803-RCMP (7267) from anywhere in Nova Scotia. Should you wish to remain anonymous, call Nova Scotia Crime Stoppers toll free at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), submit a secure web tip at www.crimestoppers.ns.ca, or use the P3 Tips App.
File # 20191456422
Nova Scotia RCMP
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