HALIFAX -- Halifax Regional Police have charged a man with weapons and drug offences after a traffic stop in Dartmouth on the weekend.

Police say patrol officers and investigators in the "Guns and Gangs Unit" conducted a traffic stop and seized a second vehicle on Collins Grove in connection with a firearms investigation. Police say they seized three handguns, ammunition and a quantity of cocaine and a man was arrested without incident.

Marco Morrell Simmonds, 33, was scheduled to appear in Dartmouth Provincial Court on Tuesday to face the following charges:

  • three counts of unsafe handling of a firearm
  • three counts of possession of weapon for dangerous purpose
  • three counts of carrying a concealed weapon
  • three counts of unauthorized possession of a firearm
  • three counts of possession of a firearm knowing it is unauthorized
  • three counts of unauthorized possession in a motor vehicle
  • three counts of possession of a restricted firearm with ammunition
  • possession of firearm where serial number has been altered defaced or removed
  • six counts of possessions of firearms and ammunition contrary to a court order
  • possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking

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Halifax Regional Police have charged a man with weapons and drug offences after a traffic stop in Dartmouth on the weekend.

Police say patrol officers and investigators in the "Guns and Gangs Unit" conducted a traffic stop and seized a second vehicle on Collins Grove in connection with a firearms investigation. Police say the seized three handguns, ammunition and a quantity of cocaine and a man was arrested without incident.

Marco Morrell Simmonds, 33, was scheduled to appear in Dartmouth Provincial Court on Tuesday to face the following charges:

three counts of unsafe handling of a firearm

three counts of possession of weapon for dangerous purpose

three counts of carrying a concealed weapon

three counts of unauthorized possession of a firearm

three counts of possession of a firearm knowing it is unauthorized

three counts of unauthorized possession in a motor vehicle

three counts of possession of a restricted firearm with ammunition

possession of firearm where serial number has been altered defaced or removed

six counts of possessions of firearms and ammunition contrary to a court order

possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking