A 22-year-old Nova Scotia woman is facing weapons charges after a traffic stop in the Halifax area.

Halifax police say they received a tip that someone was driving from Lower Sackville late Thursday with a gun in their car.

At 7:06 p.m. officers with the quick response unit stopped a car near Wyse Road and Dawson Street.

A woman was arrested at the scene.

Police say she had a handgun in her possession.