Dartmouth man facing firearms charges after being stopped by police
A 28-year-old man is facing several firearms charges following a traffic stop Thursday in Dartmouth, N.S.
Halifax Regional Police says at approximately 5:25 p.m. on July 29, officers from the Integrated Guns and Gangs Unit conducted a traffic stop in the area of Pinecrest Drive and Primrose Street in Dartmouth.
Police say during the course of the investigation, the driver of the vehicle was found to a firearm and a quantity of drugs in his possession.
The 28-year-old man was charged criminally with the following offences and will appear in Dartmouth Provincial Court on Friday morning:
- Unsafe handling of a firearm
- Possession of weapon for dangerous purpose
- Carrying a concealed weapon
- Unauthorized possession of a firearm
- Possession of a firearm knowing it is unauthorized
- Unauthorized possession in a motor vehicle
- Possession of a restricted firearm with ammunition
- Possession of firearm where serial number has been altered, defaced or removed
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