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Dealers seem high on the Games

The Olympic logo is everywhere these days — even the drug trade.

Three people are facing charges following an RCMP raid that targeted synthetic drug distribution in HRM. The drugs seized were brightly coloured tablets of MDMA, commonly known as ecstasy, stamped with the Olympic logo ring.

Police say they seized 12,000 hits of MDMA and a loaded .22 revolver Monday night at a condominium in Bedford and a self-storage locker in Halifax.

Police say the drugs seized were likely made by organized crime groups in British Columbia and destined for resale in HRM. Police aren’t disclosing how the drugs got here.

Police say the street value for each tablet is between $8 and $10.

“This typifies the marketing savvy used by organized crime groups to attract young customers by incorporating brightly coloured modern pop-culture symbols,” Const. Craig Foley said in a release.

Benjamin Alexander Langille, 26, and Nicholas Damien Daaboul, 29, both of Bedford, and Lindsay Natasha Dow, a 21-year-old from Bayside, are each facing various drug-related charges.

Police say a 6,500-tablet seizure Dec. 22 in Bedford is also related to this investigation.

‘Severe dent’
Police expect to lay more charges in this case, but Const. Craig Foley said the arrests have made “a severe dent” in its investigation.

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