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Arrest warrant leads to drug, weapons charges (update)

A 29-year-old man has been charged
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NEWS RELEASE
HALIFAX REGIONAL POLICE
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Police have charged a man for weapon and drug offences after arresting him on an outstanding warrant for prior weapon-related charges.

Members with the Guns and Gangs Unit of the Integrated Criminal Investigation Division were searching for a man with an arrest warrant for uttering threats and weapon charges in relation to an October 30, 2020 incident. At approximately 2:40 p.m. officers arrested the man in a vehicle in the 0-100 block of Wentworth Street in Dartmouth and seized a loaded firearm and a quantity of cocaine. 

Jakeel Kwan Tynes, 29, of Dartmouth, is scheduled to appear in Dartmouth Provincial Court today to face charges of:

  • Possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking
  • Careless handling of a firearm
  • Possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose
  • Carrying a concealed firearm
  • Unauthorized possession of a prohibited firearm
  • Possession of a prohibited firearm knowing it is unauthorized
  • Unauthorized possession of a firearm in a motor vehicle
  • Possession of a prohibited firearm with ammunition
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