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N.S. RCMP seize cocaine, pellet handgun after traffic stop

(Photo courtesy: RCMP) (Photo courtesy: RCMP)

A Kentville, N.S., man is facing drug trafficking charges after police found cocaine and illegal cigarettes in a vehicle on Wednesday.

According to an RCMP news release, officers stopped a grey 2010 Toyota Corolla on Main Street and arrested a man with an outstanding warrant. The two other people in the vehicle were released.

Police say they obtained a search warrant and found:

  • cocaine
  • a pellet handgun
  • a conducted energy weapon
  • illegal cigarettes
  • scales

Michael Travis Quirk, 21, was charged with:

  • possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking
  • transporting tobacco without bill of lading
  • possession of a substance — cocaine
  • possession of tobacco not bearing prescribed mark
  • possession of tobacco — taxes not paid
  • unlawful possession of unstamped tobacco products
  • failure to comply with a release order

Quirk was scheduled to appear in court on Thursday.

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