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Man facing dozens of weapons charges after police find guns during traffic stop
Red Deer RCMP have laid a number of weapons-related charges against a Ponoka man, after he was pulled over - and police saw a number of stolen guns, including the ones pictured, in his vehicle. Supplied.
Julia Parrish, CTV Edmonton
Published Tuesday, February 19, 2013 3:14PM MST
Last Updated Tuesday, February 19, 2013 3:44PM MST
Red Deer RCMP said a man in his 20s is facing dozens of charges after police pulled him over Monday, and found a stash of weapons, marijuana and stolen pieces of identification.
Police said officers conducted a traffic stop near Gaetz Avenue on 22 Street in Red Deer at about 10:15 a.m. Monday – as the vehicle and the license plate on it didn’t match.
When officers approached the vehicle, they saw a number of firearms in the back seat, which were improperly stored – and later found to be stolen.
As a result, the driver was arrested and the vehicle was seized – when investigators searched the vehicle they found two hunting knives within reach of the driver’s seat, more than 28 grams of marijuana along with a number of stolen identification cards.
Stephen Richmond, 27, of Ponoka, is facing the following charges:
- 29 counts of weapon and firearm-related offences
- Three counts of possession of stolen property
- Possession of a controlled substance
- Additional charges under the traffic safety act
Richmond remains in custody, and has been scheduled to appear in a Red Deer courtroom on Feb. 27.