Searches in Colchester, Hants counties lead to charges of conspiracy to traffic cocaine

Three men have been charged with conspiracy to traffic cocaine following a seven-month investigation led by the RCMP Enfield Street Crime Enforcement Unit.

Police searched three homes and a business in Hants and Colchester counties between April 11th and 13th, resulting in the seizure of cocaine, cash, firearms, and vehicles.

One of the homes was on Highway 224 in Shubenacadie East in Colchester County, another on Highway 2 in Shubenacadie, and a home and business on Mill Village Road.

Thirty-two-year-old Stephen Guy Lively of Shubenacadie, 35-year-old Shawn Kenneth Banfield of Lantz, and 36-year-old Adrian Russell Nibby of Mill Village were arrested.

A number of different police forces and agencies were involved.

The RCMP say an additional search will be conducted and further charges are expected.