Firearms charges after traffic stop

HRP release:

Halifax Regional Police has charged a man with firearms offences in relation to a traffic stop that occurred on Friday in Dartmouth.

At approximately 8 p.m. members of the Quick Response Unit, assisted by East Division Patrol officers, conducted a traffic stop on Fundy Lane in relation to an ongoing investigation. Officers arrested a man on scene and seized a loaded firearm without incident.

Ivan Santell Thompson, 39 years-old, was scheduled to appear in Halifax provincial court yesterday to face the following charges:

  • Possession of a restricted or prohibited firearm with ammunition
  • Possession of a restricted or prohibited firearm or ammunition with no license
  • Unauthorized possession of a firearm
  • Unsafe storage of a firearm contrary to regulations
  • Storing a restricted weapon contrary to regulations
  • Possession of a weapon dangerous to the public peace
  • Possession of firearm or ammunition contrary to a court order
  • Carrying a concealed weapon
  • Possession of a firearm in vehicle

Anyone with information about illegal firearms should contact police at 902-490-5016. Anonymous tips can be sent to Crime Stoppers by calling toll-free 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), submitting a secure web tip at or via the P3 Tips App.

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