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Search Warrant in Highlands yields weapons and drugs


On the morning of July 3, 2015, West Shore RCMP received information that a 29 year old Highlands man was illegally in possession of a firearm and other weapons at a property in the 1800 block of Millstream Rd in the Highlands.

West Shore RCMP General Duty members attended the residence and arrested the man without incident. A search warrant was obtained and executed later in the evening.

The search yielded a handgun, ammunition, stolen cellphone, body armor and other prohibited weapons, including brass knuckles and a switch blade. An undisclosed amount of heroin, cocaine and marijuana products were also seized.

“The safety of our communities is paramount, which is why we aggressively pursue cases involving illegal firearms”, states Cst. Alex Bérubé of the West Shore RCMP. “We encourage the community to support us in these efforts by sharing any information they have about criminal activity by calling us, or anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIPS”

The man, who is known to police, was held overnight for a telebail hearing the next morning. He is facing charges of Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm, Possession of Property Obtained by Crime, and Possession of a Scheduled Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking. He was released on an Undertaking to a Justice and is set to appear on August 6th, 2015 at the Western Communities Provincial Court.

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