Kentville man charged with producing meth

Published on March 11, 2017

There was a heavy police presence around the North End Market convenience store building on Mee Road in Kentville March 11. The investigation was related to suspected methamphetamine production activity in the basement of the building.

©Jennifer Vardy Little

KENTVILLE - A Kentville man is facing charges of producing methamphetamine after police and fire officials responded to an odour complaint regarding the basement of the building housing a local convenience store near NSCC Kingstec.

Members of the Kentville Police Service and Kentville Volunteer Fire Department received a report of a suspicious odour from the owner of the North End Market building on Mee Road at about 8:30 p.m. March 10.

“Upon entry to the building to locate the source, police and fire officials discovered what appeared to be a suspected drug activity related to the production of methamphetamine. Police immediately evacuated the building due to the toxic nature of the chemicals involved,” a member of the Kentville Police Service confirmed in a phone interview after 1 p.m. March 11.

The Kings County Integrated Street Crime Enforcement Unit, RCMP Clandestine Laboratory Enforcement Team and Kings County HAZMAT Unit featuring firefighters from departments in Wolfville, New Minas and Kentville were called to assist.

A 22-year-old Kentville man was arrested and charged with unlawfully producing methamphetamine. The accused was remanded into custody and scheduled to appear in Kentville provincial court March 13.

Portions of Mee Road were closed between Belcher Street and Mountain View into the day March 11 as the investigation continued.

 

There was a heavy police presence around the North End Market convenience store building on Mee Road in Kentville March 11. The investigation was related to suspected methamphetamine production activity in the basement of the building.

©Jennifer Vardy Little