Two men charged with weapons-related offences

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Two Paradise men have been charged after police seized a number of firearms from a residence in the community on Wednesday.

The arrests came following a joint RNC/RCMP investigation.

On Wednesday, the drug investigation units of the RNC and RCMP searched a residence in the area of Ashlen Crescent in Paradise. In the course of the search, officers seized a Tupper lever action shotgun with the stock sawed off and a Lee Enfield bolt action rifle with short magazine and ammunition.

Also seized was a quantity of marijuana.

As a result, a 22-year-old male resident of Paradise was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance and production of a controlled substance under the Controlled Drug and Substances Act.

The accused was released to appear in court at a later date.

Also, a 25-year-old Paradise man was arrested and charged with unauthorized possession of a firearm, possession of a prohibited weapon, possession of a prohibited or restricted firearm with ammunition, three counts of contravention of firearm storage regulations breaches of possession contrary to order and a breach of court order.

He was held to appear in provincial court.



Organizations: RCMP

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