Two adults and a youth are facing drug and weapons charges after a traffic stop last night in Fairview.
At 8:30 p.m., officers assigned to the West Quick Response Unit conducted a traffic stop in the 0-100 block of Main Avenue. Four occupants were arrested and a search of the vehicle resulted in crack cocaine being seized. Following the traffic stop, a search warrant was executed at a residence in the same block which resulted in the seizure of a handgun, a sawed-off shotgun and a large quantity of ammunition. Officers also seized cannabis resin, marijuana, cocaine and prescription drugs during the search. A man and a woman were arrested at the scene without incident.
A 15-year-old male youth, arrested during the traffic stop, is facing five counts of possession of drugs for the purpose of trafficking and nine weapons-related charges. He was held in custody overnight and will appear in Halifax Provincial Youth Court later today.
A 20-year-old Halifax woman, arrested during the traffic stop, has been charged with possession of drugs. She was released from custody and will appear in court at a later date.
The two other occupants of the vehicle were released without charges.
Donna Mason, 49, and Robert James Forewell, 51, both of Halifax, are each facing four counts of possession of drugs for the purpose of trafficking and nine weapons-related charges. They were held in custody overnight and will appear in Halifax Provincial Court later today.
The Quick Response Unit is an important part of the Halifax Regional Police crime reduction strategy, with a separate unit for each of our three divisions. The members in these units usually work in a plain clothes capacity and address crime and quality-of-life issues.