A 27-year-old man has been charged with possession of a firearm contrary to a prohibition order following an RNC traffic stop in the Empire Avenue area of St. John’s during which officers discovered the man had a rifle in his vehicle.
The man is under a Canada-wide order prohibiting him from possessing a firearm.
The man was also charged with unauthorized possession of a firearm and was given several summary offence tickets.
Police seized a can of bear spray as well as the firearm, and the man’s vehicle was impounded.
The man was released and given a court date.