Saskatoon, Saskatchewan – A 23-year-old man is facing charges following Project Greyhound, an eight month investigation by the Saskatoon Police Service Guns & Gangs Unit into the trafficking of firearms and drugs.
In September 2021, police began an investigation into a suspect that was trafficking firearms and drugs. As a result, the subject of the investigation was arrested on May 4, 2022, during a traffic stop in the 2500 block of 8th Street East. During the arrest, police located a bag under the driver’s seat that contained a loaded handgun and cash. Search warrants were executed at a residence in the 400 block of Edmund Park in Saskatoon, and at a residence in Marcelin, Saskatchewan, with the assistance of the RCMP Investigative Support Unit. Investigators seized eight rifles, four loaded prohibited firearms (converted flare guns), three loaded handguns, and a shot gun.
In addition to the firearms, officers seized thousands of rounds of ammunition, high capacity magazines, silencers, evidence of gun modifications that included sawed gun barrels and stocks, as well as miscellaneous gun parts. Additional articles recovered included crossbows, body armor, a conducted energy weapon, and a small amount of cocaine.
The 23-year-old is facing a number of charges including Trafficking Firearms, Trafficking Cocaine, Unauthorized Possession of Firearms, Unsafe Storage of Firearms, Possession of Firearms in a Motor Vehicle, and Carrying a Concealed Weapon. The investigation is still ongoing. (Court Info #’s: 991195612, 991195611)
A photo of the seized items is attached for distribution.
(Occurrence Number: 21-108213)
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