RCMP lay multiple charges, seize drugs and weapons in Colchester County

COLCHESTER COUNTY: An eight-month investigation by police in Colchester County has led to two people being charged with drug and weapons offences.

On July 30 and 31, the Colchester RCMP Street Crime Enforcement Unit (SCEU) with assistance from Truro Police Service and New Glasgow Regional Police, searched nine properties in Bible Hill, Truro, Kemptown, Greenfield, and Harmony.

Police arrested 16 people and seized cocaine, methamphetamine, hashish, cannabis, two firearms, ammunition, brass knuckles, a Conductive Energy Weapon (CEW) and cash.

Two people were charged with the following:

Michael George Borden, 65, of Truro, is charged with:

·         Possession for the purpose of Trafficking x 3

·         Prohibited to Possess Cannabis for the Purpose of Selling

Robert Lawrence Borden, 56, of Harmony, is charged with:

·         Possession of Firearm while Prohibited x 2 

·         Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking

“This investigation is an excellent example of proactive policing in Colchester County,” says S/Sgt. Curtis MacKinnon, Colchester District RCMP. “Using a variety of investigative techniques, officers worked together to ensure that dangerous drugs were kept out of our communities.”

Michael Borden and Robert Borden are scheduled to appear in Truro Provincial Court on August 6. Other individuals arrested are scheduled to appear in Truro Provincial Count on October 7, 2020 at 9:30 a.m.        

The investigation is ongoing and further charges are pending.