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Sawed-off shotgun seized during search of Red Lake home

Red Lake resident is facing multiple charges after OPP found methamphetamine and a sawed-off shotgun.
Provincial police seized a sawed-off shotgun, along with ammunition, a replica revolver, and a quantity of methamphetamine after executing a search warrant at a Red Lake home on Sept. 9.

RED LAKE — A search of a home led to the seizure of a sawed-off shotgun, along with a quantity of drugs.

Provincial police said officers executed a search warrant on Sept. 9 after receiving information that the resident was in possession of a firearm.

During their investigation, officers found a sawed-off 12-gauge shotgun with serial numbers removed and no stock, 12-gauge ammunition and a replica revolver. In addition to the firearm, police located a quantity of methamphetamine and evidence of drug trafficking.

As a result, the 59-year-old was placed under arrest and charged with possession of restricted firearms, drug possession for the purpose of trafficking, careless storage of weapons and ammunition, removal of the serial number of a firearm, and possession of proceeds obtained by crime.

The accused was remanded into custody and is scheduled to appear in a Kenora court for a bail hearing at a later date. 



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