A 24-year-old Gander man is facing drug and weapons-related charges after the RCMP seized a loaded .22 calibre handgun and illegal drugs from an apartment in the central Newfoundland town Sunday.
— Photo submitted by the RCMP
Nicholas Sheppard is facing a total of nine charges under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act and Criminal Code.
In addition to the handgun, items seized by police investigators included cocaine, LSD, marijuana and Canadian currency.
Sheppard appeared in provincial court at Gander today. He has been remanded in custody until Tuesday for a bail hearing.
Members of the RCMP's Federal Policing Operations unit, with the assistance of Gander and Carmanville detachments of the RCMP, were involved in the search at the apartment in Gander.
Anyone wishing to report illegal activity can do so to the police directly or through Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).