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Three men charged after large amount of cocaine found during Halifax traffic stop: police

Tyler Bradley Richards, a former St. F.X. basketball star, was one of the people arrested.

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Three people are facing drug charges after police say a large of amount of cocaine was seized during a traffic stop.

Halifax Regional Police say around 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, officers pulled over a vehicle on Walter Havill Drive in Halifax.

Police say they found a large amount of cocaine, as well as cannabis resin and cell phones.

Three people were arrested at the scene, including the driver, and are all now facing charges.

Anthony Douglas Roberts, 30, of Halifax, Jasmin Jasco Demirovic, 23, of Burnaby, B.C., and Tyler Bradley Richards of Dartmouth, 29, are each charged with trafficking cocaine.

Richards, a former basketball star with the St. Francis Xavier X-Men, who also played professionally with the Halifax Rainmen, is also charged with possession of cannabis resin and one count of breach of probation.

Demirovic is also facing two counts of breach of probation.