Three Arrested, Facing Multiple Firearms and Drug Charges

HRP release:

Police laid firearms and drug trafficking charges after a search of a residence in Halifax this morning.

At approximately 5 a.m., investigators from the Special Enforcement Section of the Integrated Criminal Investigation Division and the Emergency Response Team conducted a search of a residence on River Road in Halifax in relation to an ongoing investigation. Officers arrested three people at the scene,  seized a firearm, ammunition, cocaine and hydromorphone.

Three men ages 31, 35 and 56 are scheduled to appear in Halifax provincial court at a later date to face charges of:

  • Unsafe storage of a firearm contrary to regulations
  • Possession of weapon for dangerous purpose
  • Unauthorized possession of a firearm
  • Possession of a firearm knowing it is unauthorized
  • Possession of firearm obtained by the commission of an offence
  • Possession of a controlled substance for the purposes of trafficking (x2)

The 56-year-old man is also facing two counts of possession of a firearm or ammunition contrary to a court order.

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