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Oceanside RCMP seized several weapons, including three rifles, a loaded shotgun, and three pellet guns, from a Parksville residence on Monday, May 28.

Officers received a report of insecure firearms at a residence that was well-known to them on Martindale Road at 2 a.m.

Upon the officer’s arrival, residents did not allow them to further their investigation by searching the property. A request for a warrant was written while officers contained the property.

Once the court granted a warrant, officers searched the residence and found the aforementioned guns, none of which were properly locked or secured.

The investigation is complex and ongoing with several charges expected in the near future, according to police.

“Firearms are always a concern to public and police safety, especially when they’re insecure, or worse, loaded,” said one officer.