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.