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Dartmouth man facing weapons, drug charges after search of home

The man has since been released from custody and is scheduled to appear in court at a later date. File/ Global News

A 34-year-old Dartmouth man is facing several drug and weapon charges after police searched a residence on Tuesday.

Halifax Regional Police say they were called to the home on Elmwood Avenue at around 8:45 a.m. for an assist citizen call.

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Police say officers saw what they believed was a restricted firearm inside the home, so they obtained a warrant and conducted a search.

During the search, police seized two rifles, ammunition and a quantity of crack cocaine.

The suspect was arrested at the scene. He is facing two counts each of unsafe storage of a firearm, improper storage of a firearm and possession of a restricted ammunition with a licence, as well as one count of unauthorized possession of a restricted firearm and possession of a controlled substance.

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The man has since been released from custody and is scheduled to appear in court at a later date.

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