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Man charged in firearms investigation

Investigators say they seized oxycodone pills and a loaded firearm 
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A Halifax Regional Police vehicle (Meghan Groff/CityNews Halifax)

A man is facing several charges in a firearms investigation.

Halifax Regional Police say the guns and gangs unit stopped a vehicle in Halifax at around 9:15 p.m. Tuesday.

A man was arrested and police say investigators seized oxycodone pills and a loaded firearm. 

Shiquawn Marcel Upshaw-Paris, 26, is scheduled to appear in Halifax Provincial Court today to face charges of:

  • Careless handling of a firearm
  • Contravention of storage regulations
  • Possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose
  • Carrying a concealed firearm
  • Unauthorized possession of a firearm
  • Possession of a firearm knowing its possession is unauthorized
  • Unauthorized possession in a motor vehicle
  • Possession of a restricted firearm with ammunition
  • Possession of a restricted firearm obtained by the commission of an offence
  • Possession of a firearm contrary to an order (four counts)
  • Possession of a controlled substance
  • Breach of release order (6 counts)



Meghan Groff

About the Author: Meghan Groff

Born in Michigan, raised in Ontario, schooled in Indiana and lives in Nova Scotia; Meghan is the editor for CityNews Halifax.
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