Police charge two men with weapon offences


**** HRP Media Release

Police charge two men with weapon offences

Police have charged two men with multiple weapon offences after a traffic stop yesterday afternoon.

At approximately 2 p.m. investigators from the Guns and Gangs Unit of the Integrated Criminal Investigation Division, assisted by members of the HRP Emergency Response Team, stopped a vehicle on the Cobequid Road in Lower Sackville in relation to an ongoing investigation.

Officers stopped the vehicle without incident and investigators seized a handgun and ammunition.

Vernon Washington Brown, 20, and Erich William Heckel, 20, both of Halifax, are scheduled to appear in Dartmouth Provincial court today to face charges of:

  • Careless handling of a firearm
  • Possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose
  • Carrying a concealed firearm
  • Unauthorized possession of a prohibited firearm without authorization
  • Possession of a prohibited firearm knowing it is unauthorized
  • Unauthorized possession of a firearm in motor vehicle
  • Possession of a prohibited firearm with ammunition

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