Gun, drug charges laid after Mayfair home searched
Saskatoon police block off a portion of Avenue C North on Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016 as officers search a nearby home.
Published Wednesday, October 19, 2016 1:57PM CST
Last Updated Thursday, October 20, 2016 12:14PM CST
A 36-year-old man is facing gun and drug charges after Saskatoon police seized a rifle, methamphetamine, marijuana and counterfeit cash from a Mayfair neighbourhood home Wednesday.
Members of the police guns and gangs unit, alongside heavily armed tactical officers with the armoured BearCat vehicle, executed a high-risk search warrant at the home on the 1600 block of Avenue C North before arresting the man.
Officers located a Winchester rifle, 7.75 grams of meth, 5.6 grams of marijuana and 10 counterfeit Canadian $100 bills, police said in a media release.
The man has since been charged with possessing a firearm without a licence, possessing a weapon dangerous to the public, storing a firearm in a careless manner, possessing counterfeit money, two counts of possessing a controlled substance and two counts of breaching an undertaking.
Several streets in the area were blocked off as police conducted the search.