Halifax Regional Police’s quick response units made good to their name by arresting two men on drug-related charges as well as recovering a handgun late Wednesday and early Thursday.
Just after 9 p.m., officers arrested a Dartmouth man on Nantucket Avenue who police say was found violating his curfew while also allegedly in possession of marijuana and bear spray.
At around 6:45 a.m. Thursday, officers received a tip that led them to a traffic stop near the intersection of Frances and Cairn streets in Dartmouth. Police say this led to the arrest of Kyle David Cousins, 25, of Eastern Passage, who was allegedly in possession of crack cocaine and cash.
A gun and ammunition were also found in the Hammonds Plains Road area overnight.
The quick response units are usually responsible for traffic stops, drug arrests, and seizures of weapons.
“They are very active units, either as a whole or independently,” said police spokesman Const. Brian Palmeter. “It just so happened that this night, three of them had some success.”