Police charge man with firearms and drug offences

Police have charged a man with weapons and drug offences in relation to a search in Halifax yesterday.

At approximately 4:30 p.m. members of the Drug Unit of the Integrated Criminal Investigation Division conducted a search of a residence in the 5500 block of Cogswell Street in Halifax in relation to an ongoing investigation. Investigators seized a loaded firearm, ammunition, cash and a quantity of cocaine and fentanyl. A man was arrested at the residence without incident.

Justin Muir, 44, is scheduled to appear in Halifax Provincial Court today to face charges of:

  • Possession of a weapon dangerous to the public peace
  • Possession of a loaded prohibited or restricted firearm
  • Possession of a firearm obtained by crime
  • Possession of a firearm knowing its possession is unauthorized
  • Unauthorized possession of a firearm
  • Storing a firearm contrary to the regulations
  • Unsafe storage of a firearm
  • Possession of a firearm or ammunition contrary to a court order (x 2)
  • Possession for the purposes of trafficking (x 2)

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