Jimmy Melvin Jr. is in trouble with the law again.
The alleged member of a well-known Halifax crime family was one of three people arrested by Halifax Regional Police Thursday night during a traffic stop on Portland Street at Woodlawn Road at about 11:10 p.m. Thursday.
Police say a prohibited weapon was observed in the vehicle after the stop and all three occupants were arrested. A subsequent search found a quantity of drugs and drug paraphernalia, police say.
Melvin, 27, along with a 42-year-old man from Lower Sackville and a 32-year-old Lakeview woman appeared in provincial court Friday. Melvin Jr., who is also before the courts on several other matters, is facing additional drug related charges and is scheduled to re-appear in court Monday for a bail hearing.