Five people will be in court today facing charges after police say they seized a loaded handgun and marijuana from a car on Brunswick Street near Ocean Towers on Friday night.

Police say plain-clothes officers approached the vehicle as five people were entering the car and a strong smell of marijuana was detected.

A 21-year-old man is charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking and possession of a firearm with ammunition.

The four others — three adult men and a 20-year-old female — are each charged with possession of a firearm with ammunition. All five will appear at Halifax provincial court.