13-year-old boy charged after being found with loaded rifle, cocaine, cash, Saskatoon police say
SASKATOON -- A 13-year-old boy and a 21-year-old man face more than 35 charges after an investigation by the Saskatoon police Guns and Gangs Unit.
On Oct. 12, officers conducted a traffic stop in the 700 block of Appleby Drive as part of an investigation into reports that a vehicle had been shot at and threats had been made on social media. A 21-year-old man was taken into custody.
A search warrant was executed at a room at a motel in the 2500 block of 22nd Street West. Inside, investigators found a 13-year-old boy along with a loaded .22 calibre semi-automatic rifle, nine boxes of ammunition, 359 packages of cannabis shatter, one ounce of pre-packaged soft cocaine, and more than $4,200 in cash, police say.
Charges against the two include possession for the purpose of trafficking, possession of the proceeds of crime, possession of a prohibited firearm, intentionally discharging a firearm and breach of probation, police say.
This story has been updated based in on information from SPS with the correct location of the traffic stop and the correct type of rifle.
The age of the boy, which was based on information from SPS, has also been corrected.