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Police arrest four people following search of residence in Eastern Passage

Four residents of a home in Eastern Passage are facing numerous weapons charges after police executed a search warrant at a residence in Eastern Passage Sunday afternoon.

During the search police located a .32 Smith and Wesson hand gun and a Savage Rifle 300 Winchester magnum, along with ammunition.

Victor Brandon Westlake, 27, Marlon Ryan Westlake, 18, Rubina Westlake, 58, and Adrian Paul Westlake, 54, each have been charged with:

· Careless Storage of a Firearm

· Unsafe Storage contrary to regulations (2 counts)

· Possession of a Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose (2 counts)

· Unauthorized Possession of a Prohibited Device (2 counts)

· Possession of a Firearm knowing it’s Unauthorized (2 counts)

· Possession of a Prohibited Firearm with Ammunition – hand gun

· Possession of a Restricted Firearm with Ammunition

Victor Brandon Westlake has also been charged with two counts of Possession of Weapons Contrary to a Prohibition Order and Failing to Comply with a Probation Order (2 counts).

All of the accused appeared in Dartmouth Provincial Court on Monday. Victor Brandon Westlake was remanded in to custody and will return to Dartmouth Provincial Court on October 26 at 9:30 a.m.

The other three were released from custody and are scheduled to appear in Dartmouth Provincial Court on November 29 at 9:30 a.m.

The investigation is ongoing and being led by the General Investigation Section of the Integrated Criminal Investigation Division with assistance from officers from Halifax District RCMP and Halifax Regional Police. During the search of the residence Police were assisted by the Halifax Regional Police Emergency Response Team.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Halifax District RCMP or Halifax Regional Police at 902-490-5020. Should you wish to remain anonymous, you can also contact Nova Scotia Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or text TIP202 + your message to ‘CRIMES’ (274637) or submit tips by Secure Web Tips at www.crimestoppers.ns.ca. Calls to Crime Stoppers are not taped or traced and if police make an arrest and lay charges based on a tip, callers qualify for a cash award.

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Source: Media Release

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