HALIFAX -- A Dartmouth, N.S., man is facing drug and weapons charges after being pulled over by police Sunday night in Cape Breton.

RCMP say shortly before midnight on May 24, a member of St. Peter’s RCMP observed a vehicle speeding at 128 km/hr in a 100 km/hr zone.

Police say the officer pulled over and searched the vehicle, locating a concealed handgun, a machete, cocaine, cash, and related material, all of which was seized.

The driver, 48-year-old Bruce Mills of Dartmouth, was arrested without incident and transported to the Port Hawkesbury detachment where he was held in custody overnight. 

Mills is facing charges of:

  • possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking
  • possession of a loaded prohibited firearm
  • unlawful possession of a firearm
  • possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose
  • unsafe storage firearm
  • possession firearm/ammunition in motor vehicle
  • laundering proceeds of crime

Mills appeared in Port Hawkesbury provincial court Monday and was held in custody. He is scheduled to return to court on Tuesday.