A teenage boy is facing charges after police allegedly found a concealed, loaded firearm on him near an entrance to Mic Mac Mall.

Police say they arrived at the Dartmouth mall just after 6 last night to find a 16-year-old boy near a mall entrance with the firearm.

Three other young men were found in a nearby vehicle in possession of drugs, drug paraphernalia and cash.

All four have were arrested and face various weapons and drug related charges.

A person who overheard the young men talking about drugs and a weapon called the tip in.