Three men and a woman face a string of drug charges after a traffic stop last Friday in Bedford.

At 9:45 a.m., Halifax police officers conducted a traffic stop on Duke Street in Bedford.

The driver and both passengers were arrested at the scene and a search of the vehicle resulted in the seizure of a quantity of marijuana, prescription pills, and brass knuckles.

A subsequent search of a residence in the 6800 block of Regent Road in Halifax yielded a quantity of marijuana, prescription drugs, cash, drug paraphernalia, and a prohibited knife.

A man was also arrested at the scene without incident.

 An 18-year-old man is charged with two counts of possession of drugs for the purpose of trafficking and one count of possession of a prohibited weapon.

An 18-year-old man and an 18-year-old woman are charged with one count each of possession of drugs.

The 48-year-old man arrested at the residence is facing two counts of possession of drugs for the purpose of trafficking and one count of possession of a prohibited weapon.

They were all released from custody and will appear in Halifax provincial court at a later date.