A 17-year-old male youth faces weapons and drug charges after a search warrant was executed today in Dartmouth. At 1:30 p.m. officers assigned to the Drug Unit of the Integrated Criminal Investigation Division conducted a search of a residence on Earleton Avenue in Dartmouth. Officers seized a quantity of marijuana and cocaine as well as scales and drug paraphernalia during the search. Officers also seized a .22 calibre rifle, an airsoft gun and a pellet gun. The 17-year-old male youth of Dartmouth was arrested at the scene and faces drug charges as well as weapons-related charges including unsafe storage of a firearm, unauthorized possession of a firearm and possession of a weapon obtained by crime. He also faces charges of breaching the conditions of a court order. He will be held in custody to attend court on Monday, September 29.