N.S. Man, 19, facing multiple drug and firearm charges following search: police


A 19-year-old man is facing several charges involving drugs and firearms as part of an investigation says Halifax District RCMP.

On Thursday, RCMP pulled over a vehicle on Pleasant Street in Dartmouth where police say the man from Cole Harbour, N.S., was safely arrested.

According to police, officers seized a loaded handgun, pills and cash during the arrest and search of his vehicle.

Following the traffic stop, police say officers executed a search warrant at a home on Cole Harbour Road as part of the investigation. During the search, police say they seized ammunition and cash.

Brendan Anthony MacKinnon is facing the following charges:

  • possession of oxycodone for the purpose of trafficking
  • careless use of a firearm
  • unsafe storage of a firearm
  • possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose
  • carrying a concealed weapon
  • unauthorized Possession of a firearm
  • possession of a firearm knowing its possession is unauthorized
  • possession of a firearm in a motor vehicle
  • possession of a restricted firearm with ammunition
  • possession of a firearm contrary to prohibition order
  • possession of proceeds of crime

MacKinnon was scheduled to appear in Dartmouth provincial court Friday.

The investigation is ongoing.