(West Shore RCMP)

Mounties are investigating after a sawed-off shotgun and several boxes of ammunition were seized from a home in the Highlands.

On June 4, West Shore RCMP officers executed a search warrant at a residence on Millstream Road after receiving information that firearms were being improperly stored at the residence and the man living there did not have a valid firearms license.

Members of the West Shore RCMP, including the Drugs and Organized Crimes Unit, successfully recovered a replica .45 calibre handgun, along with a sawed-off shotgun and boxes of shotgun ammunition from the residence.

“Safety was the main concern in this investigation as investigators found the firearm was not stored properly and there was information that children were coming and going from this residence,” said Cst. Kris Valentine, West Shore RCMP General Duty Investigator.

The investigation is ongoing and crime and firearm charges are expected to come, according to RCMP.

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