Cops seize firearm from vehicle, charges laid

Man in handcuffs

Halifax Regional Police have charged a man with firearms offences after the search of a vehicle in Halifax last week.

On January 5 at approximately 2 p.m., members of the Drugs and Guns Unit of the Integrated Criminal Investigations Division along with members of the Emergency Response Team, stopped a vehicle on Harlington Crescent and arrested the driver in relation to an ongoing investigation.

Investigators seized a loaded firearm and ammunition from the vehicle.

Thomas Joseph Smith, 33, is scheduled to appear in Halifax provincial court today to face charges of:

  • Possession of a firearm or prohibited or restricted weapon obtained by crime
  • Possession firearm in vehicle
  • Possession of a firearm knowing its possession is unauthorized
  • Unauthorized possession of firearm
  • Storing a firearm or restricted weapon contrary to regulations
  • Unsafe storage of firearm
  • Operation of a conveyance while prohibited        
  • Failure to comply with conditions of a release order (x3)
  • Possession of a firearm contrary to a court order


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