Two men face charges as a result of a traffic stop and drug search executed on November 4 in Dartmouth.
At approximately 7:10 p.m., members of the Drug Unit of the Integrated Criminal Investigation Unit as well as the East Quick Response Unit conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle on Albro Lake Road. A search of the vehicle was conducted and quantities of cocaine and cash were seized. The two male occupants of the vehicle were arrested without incident for possession for the purpose of trafficking in cocaine.
A search warrant was subsequently executed at a residence in the 0-100 block of Brenton Street at approximately 7:45 p.m. As a result of the search, quantities of cocaine and cash were seized, as well as drug paraphernalia, a loaded long gun and body armour.
Twenty-eight-year-old Nicholas Roland Rhyno was charged with a number of weapons and drug charges, including careless storage of a firearm, contravention of storage regulations, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, possession of a firearm knowing it is unauthorized, possession of a firearm obtained by crime, breach of recognizance and two counts each of possession of weapons contrary to a prohibition order and possession for the purpose of trafficking in cocaine.
Twenty-two-year old Brad Connolly Welton was charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking in cocaine and breach of probation.
Both men were scheduled to appear in Dartmouth Provincial Court on November 5.