HALIFAX -- Halifax Regional Police charged a man with weapons offences after a traffic stop Thursday night in Dartmouth.

Police say members of the "Guns and Gangs Unit" made a traffic stop at 5:25 p.m. near the intersection of Pinecrest Drive and Primrose Street in Dartmouth's north end.

Police say that during the stop they found a firearm and drugs in the driver's possession.

As a result, police laid several charges against Jamal Jason Downey, 28, who was scheduled to appear in Dartmouth Provincial Court on Friday to be arraigned on 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