Terry Marriott Sr. faces new drug charges

Terry Marriott Sr., Halifax crime figure, sentenced to 4 years in jail

A well-known Halifax crime figure whose son was shot to death in 2009 has been charged again with drug offences.

Halifax police say Terry Marriott Sr. was arrested around 2:30 a.m. Friday at an address on Herring Cove Road in Halifax.

He appeared in Halifax provincial court Friday afternoon. He remains in custody and has a bail hearing scheduled for Tuesday. The Crown said it is opposed to his release.

Darlene Denise Richards, 43, was also arrested during the police search, as were a 17-year-old boy and 17-year-old girl.

All have been charged with two counts of possession for the purpose of trafficking. Police say officers seized cocaine, marijuana and drug paraphernalia. 

The four accused were held in custody overnight. 

The 66-year-old Marriott was sentenced to two years in prison in 2012 for cocaine trafficking and has a criminal history dating back to 1966, including a dozen drug offences.

At the time of the sentencing, Marriott's defence lawyer said his client only got back into the drug business in order to get information about the death of his son.

Terry Marriott Jr. was gunned down six years ago while he was at a friend's house in Harrietsfield.

The killing was unsolved until earlier this month when rival gang member Jimmy Melvin Jr. was charged with his homicide.