**** HRP Media Release
Police charge man with weapons offences
Police have charged a man with weapons offences following a traffic stop in Dartmouth.
At approximately 5:25 p.m. members of the Guns and Gangs Unit of the Integrated Criminal Investigation Division conducted a traffic stop in the area of Pinecrest Drive and Primrose Street in Dartmouth.
During the course of the investigation, the driver of the vehicle was found to have a firearm and a quantity of drugs in their possession.
Jamal Jason Downey, 28, was scheduled to appear in Dartmouth Provincial Court today to face the following charges:
- Unsafe storage of a firearm
- Possession of weapon for dangerous purpose
- Carrying a concealed weapon
- Unauthorized possession of a firearm
- Possession of a firearm knowing it is unauthorized
- Unauthorized possession in a motor vehicle
- Possession of a restricted firearm with ammunition
- Possession of firearm where serial number has been altered defaced or removed
Dartmouth man facing charges following traffic stop.
A 28-year-old man from Dartmouth is facing several firearms charges following a traffic stop in Dartmouth.
At approximately 5:25 p.m. July 29, 2021, members of the Halifax Regional Police Integrated Guns and Gangs Unit conducted a traffic stop in the area of Pinecrest Drive and Primrose Street in Dartmouth.
During the course of the investigation, the driver of the vehicle was found to have in their possession a firearm and a quantity of drugs.
The driver was charged criminally with the following offences and will appear in Dartmouth Provincial Court this morning:
Unsafe Handling of a Firearm
Possession of Weapon for Dangerous Purpose
Carrying a Concealed Weapon
Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm
Possession of a Firearm Knowing it is Unauthorized
Unauthorized Possession in a Motor Vehicle
Possession of a Restricted Firearm with Ammunition
Possession of Firearm where Serial Number has been Altered Defaced or Removed