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Police charge man with 10 weapons-related offences and drug trafficking

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Police charge man with 10 weapons-related offences and drug trafficking

Police have charged a Halifax man with 10 weapons-related offences and drug trafficking​ after a search in Halifax this morning.

At approximately 12:10 a.m. investigators in the Drug Section of the Integrated Criminal Investigation Division, with the assistance of the Quick Response Units and Patrol members, conducted a search of a residence on Glenora Avenue in Halifax. A man who was inside the residence was arrested without incident. Investigators seized a small quantity of cocaine, cash, ammunition, as well as a shotgun.

Leonidas George Kapsalis, 30, of Halifax, is scheduled to appear in Halifax Provincial Court today to face charges of:

  • Careless use of a firearm, Criminal Code 86(1)
  • Careless storage of a firearm, Criminal Code 86(2)
  • Possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, Criminal Code 88(1)
  • Possession of a firearm knowing its unauthorized, Criminal Code 91(1)
  • Possession of a firearm without a license, Criminal Code 92(1)
  • Possession of a prohibited or restricted weapon, Criminal Code 95 (1)
  • Possession of a firearm contrary to an order, Criminal Code 117.01
  • Possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking Controlled Drugs and Substance Act (5(2)
  • Breach of probation, Criminal Code 733.1(1)(a) X2

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