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Impaired Investigation Leads to Drug and Weapon Charges

Three people face drug and weapons charges as a result of an impaired operation of a vehicle investigation that took place yesterday in Halifax.

Yesterday at 11:52 a.m., officers responded to the 3600 block of Joseph Howe Drive to a report of a male passed out behind the wheel of his car. Upon arrival, officer located the male and arrested him for impaired driving. A search subsequent to the arrested resulted in cocaine, Xanax, cash, drug paraphernalia and a firearm being seized.

As a result of that information, officers assigned to the Integrated Drug Unit obtained a warrant to search a residence in the 6900 block of Bayers road. Officers seized cocaine, MDMA, Xanax, Percocet, marihuana, cash, drug paraphernalia and another firearm. Two people were arrested at that location without incident.

The 21-year-old driver, a 50-year-old man and a 43-year-old woman, all from Halifax, are schedule to appear in court tomorrow to face the following charges:

5(2) possession for the purpose of trafficking (cocaine)

5(2) possession for the purpose of trafficking (marihuana)

5(2) possession for the purpose of trafficking (MDMA)

5(2) possession for the purpose of trafficking (Percocet)

5(2) possession for the purpose of trafficking (Xanax)

86(1) X 2 careless use of a firearm,

88(1) X 2 possession of weapon for dangerous purpose,

91(1) X 2 unauthorized possession of firearm,

92(1) X 2 possession of firearm knowing its possession is unauthorized,

94 unauthorized possession in motor vehicle,

95 X 2 possession of prohibited firearm with ammunition.

The driver faces an additional charge of impaired operation while having care and control of a vehicle.

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Source : Media Release

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