Paradise man facing firearms charges held in jail until next week

Published on July 12, 2013
Michael Rodney Slade appeared in provincial court in St. John's this morning. — Photo by Rosie Gillingham/The Telegram

A Paradise man arrested in connection with the seizure of firearms will stay in jail until at least next week.

Michael Rodney Slade appeared in provincial court in St John's this morning.

Lawyers agreed to set the case over for a possible bail hearing on Tuesday.

The 26-year-old faces 10 charges, most of which are unlawful possession and storage of firearms and ammunition.

Two Paradise men were charged after police seized a number of firearms from a home in Paradise Wednesday.

The arrests came following a joint RNC/RCMP investigation.

The drug investigation units of the RNC and RCMP searched a home 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 man from 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.

Slade 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.