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Halifax Regional Police say a Halifax
lawyer who they allege smuggled drugs to a client during a meeting at the
Central Nova Scotia Correctional Facility in Dartmouth's Burnside Park could be
facing more charges.

Police spokesman Const. Brian Palmeter
said Thursday a search was conducted Wednesday night at a west-end Halifax
location and “the results of that search are still being investigated and we
haven’t ruled out additional charges being laid.”

Police aren’t releasing the lawyer’s
name, but Metro has learned it’s Anne Calder, a defence lawyer and former Crown
prosecutor.

She was released from police custody Wednesday night and is to
appear in Dartmouth provincial court Sept. 2 to face charges of trafficking and
possession for the purpose of trafficking – both under the control drug and
substance act.

“I’m not going to specify what may or
may not have been found (in the search),” Palmeter said. “Items were seized and
officers are investigating those items. We haven’t ruled out additional charges
to be laid.”

Police say at 4:21 p.m. Tuesday they
were called to the Burnside
corrections facility by jail guards who claimed a lawyer gave a package
containing drugs to an inmate.

Members of the integrated drug unit
then investigated and Palmeter said this led to the determination the package
contained a controlled substance. Palmeter said the substance was a
“prescription narcotic” and the lawyer was later arrested.

Department of Justice spokeswoman
Carla Grant said Wednesday conversations between lawyers and their clients are
monitored through video without audio, and “guards were watching as the alleged
transaction was taking place.”

Police haven’t laid any charges
against the inmate alleged to be in this incident, but Palmeter said that
investigation continues.