FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Fort St. John RCMP seized multiple weapons and drugs after responding to a break and enter in progress on Monday.
Officers found a man and woman, who both had lawful right to be in the residence. However, they were arrested for possession of a restricted weapon and careless storage of a firearm after police noticed loaded restricted pistol magazines that were insecure.
Police executed a search warrant, finding a loaded Kel-Tec rifle, an SKS rifle, a modified 12 gauge shotgun, a variety of ammunition and numerous magazines, including two prohibited high capacity magazines, all of which were insecure throughout the residence. Police also located a large amount of psilocybin (magic mushrooms), small amounts of methamphetamine and suspected fentanyl.
The woman was released without charges and the man was released on an undertaking with a court date of April 4th, 2022.
RCMP wish to remind everyone that safety and security are always primary concerns when it comes to owning firearms. Secure storage of firearms and ammunition are required for safe ownership and helps deter theft and misuse of firearms by the criminal element, said the detachment.
The detachment continues to investigate and are asking anyone who may have additional information in this matter to contact police.