Multiple weapons seized during traffic stop: Calgary

Calgary, Alberta – The Calgary Police Service District 4 has laid charges and seized drugs and multiple weapons, including a homemade gun.

On Monday, Nov. 18, 2019, patrol officers observed a Chevrolet Blazer in the area of 26 Avenue and 36 Street S.E., which was registered to a citizen with an expired driver’s licence. Police conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle and took two men into custody without incident.

Seized Firearm
Seized Firearm
Seized Firearm
Seized Firearm

Officers conducted a search of the men and the vehicle, and seized the following items:

13.5 grams of methamphetamine

4.7 grams of fentanyl

A homemade handgun

A pellet gun

A large baton

.22 calibre ammunition

A machete

Bear spray

A bag containing a mask, gloves, tape, pliers and zip ties

Investigators believe that the seized items belonged to the passenger of the vehicle. The driver of the vehicle was issued a summons and was released without charges.

Matthew David NEMES, 28, of Calgary, has been charged with 11 firearm and drug offences including carrying a concealed weapon, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose and possession of a controlled substance. He was also charged with an outstanding warrant and two breach offences. NEMES will next appear in court on Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019.

Case #19497340/5461

Calgary Police Service

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