Dartmouth man facing firearms charges after being stopped by police

Halifax Regional Police are investigating a suspicious fire that occurred early Sunday morning in Halifax.

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