32-year-old male charged, guns seized, in Grande Prairie traffic stop

Grande Prairie, Alberta – Grande Prairie RCMP has charged one male with numerous firearms offences following a traffic stop.

On September 22, 2020 at 11:45 p.m. RCMP were making patrols on 116th Avenue at 96 Street when they observed a suspicious vehicle parked at a gas station. A traffic stop was conducted and as a result of an investigation the driver was arrested for breaching curfew conditions. During a search of the vehicle police seized 3 rifles and a shotgun. Various types of ammunition were also seized.

Andrew Haugseth (32) of Grande Prairie has been charged with the following Criminal Code Offences:

· Breach of firearms prohibition x 5

· Fail to comply with Undertaking x 5

· Careless use, storage and transportation x 4

· Possession of firearms knowing unauthorized x 4

· Unauthorized possession of firearm in a vehicle x 4

· Unauthorized possession of prohibited firearm with readily accessible ammunition x 4

Arrested by Police in Canada
(File Photo) Arrested by Police in Canada

Following a judicial hearing, Haugseth was remanded into custody to appear in Grande Prairie Provincial Court on Sept 28, 2020.

Grande Prairie RCMP

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