Stellarton Police say some of its residents have fallen victim to an ongoing scam that has affected individuals and businesses across the province. Police say the hoax involves emails and faxes sent in an attempt to extort money by use of threats.
The sender claims there will be some sort of extreme action taken if the receiver does not send money electronically. At times, the request is made to send money or to click on a link for more information.
Police are warning residents to be extremely cautious and to verify everyone you are sending money to. As well don’t be threatened into taking action or sending money.
There’s been a drug bust in Stellarton. Yesterday, the Pictou County Integrated Street Crime Enforcement Unit, with assistance from Stellarton and New Glasgow Police stopped a car on Foord Street, in Stellarton. Police later arrested a 37-year-old man from New Glasgow and a 21-year-old man from Stellarton, who officers allege were found in possession of cocaine.
Police also searched a home on Forbes Street and seized cocaine, ecstacy, magic mushrooms, cash and other evidence consistent with drug trafficking.
Police say the 37-year-old man has been charged with trafficking cocaine and three counts of possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking. The 21-year-old has been charged with possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking. Both will be appear in court at a later date.
The Stellarton Police are asking for the public’s help in locating a person who has been missing since Sunday.
Police photograph of Hayleigh Coady
Hayleigh Coady is described as having long dark hair, blue eyes and approximately 165 cm in height, with a slender build. There is no clothing description. Foul play is not suspected at this point.
Anyone with any information on the whereabouts of Hayleigh is asked to contact the Stellarton Police at 902-752-6160 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.