A man faces weapons and drug charges after officers executed a search warrant earlier today in Dartmouth.
At 8:30 a.m., officers assigned to the Quick Response Unit arrested a 23-year-old man for weapons-related offences on Barrington Street in Halifax as part of an on-going investigation. Subsequent to the arrest a search warrant was executed in the 0-100 block of Joseph Young Street in Dartmouth. Officers seized a loaded firearm, a crossbow, a quantity of powdered cocaine and a quantity of marihuana plants.
A 23-year-old Dartmouth man faces seven weapons-related charges as well as one count of possession of drugs for the purpose of trafficking, one count of production of a substance, one count of possession of stolen property and three counts of breaching a prohibition order. He is being held in custody to appear in Dartmouth Provincial Court on Monday.
Drug activity often involves violence that puts innocent citizens at risk and is detrimental to the overall safety of our communities. 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. Citizens are encouraged to report drug activity to police by calling 902-490-5020. Anonymous tips can be sent to Crime Stoppers by calling toll-free 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), submitting a secure web tip at www.crimestoppers.ns.ca or texting a tip - Tip 202 + your message to 274637.