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Erratic-driving tip in Truro results in firearms/drug charges

Truro Police
Four people charged with firearms/drug offences to have bail hearing on Wednesday.

Four individuals arrested Sunday in Truro on firearms and drug charges are scheduled to return to court for bail hearings on Wednesday.

The four were arrested on Sunday evening, March 17, after Truro Police received a call about an erratic driver on Willow Street. Each made brief appearances in provincial court in Truro on Monday afternoon.

Inspector Rob Hearn said the patrol officers, with assistance from the public and the RCMP, the vehicle was located and stopped on Highway 102 southbound near Exit 13A.

“A number of loaded and unloaded firearms were seized after the arrests,” Hearn said, in a news release. “Prescription drugs were also seized.”

Three of the individuals are from the Halifax area while the fourth is from West Dover.

They are all charged with carrying a concealed weapon, possessing a prohibited weapon without a license and possessing hydromorphone for the purpose of trafficking.

They are: Tyler Charles Boland, 23, of Slayter Street Dartmouth; Charles Daniel Kempt, 34, of Andrew Street Halifax; Sarah Frances Zinck, 21, of West Dover Road, West Dover and William Alexander Fillmore, 42, Old Beaver Bank Road, Lower Sackville.

Fillmore is also facing a previous charge of breaching a court recognizance by failing to adhere to conditions imposed by the court. That count, dating back to last November, relates to a charge of assaulting a woman that dates to Nov. 17.

Fillmore was charged again on Dec. 23 with failing to abide by a court undertaking to not contact the complainant from the Nov. 17 allegations.

None of the charges have been proven in court.

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