Man, teen charged after RCMP seize firearms in Grande Prairie

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A man and a 15-year-old boy are facing numerous weapons charges after Alberta Mounties seized more than 12 firearms in Grande Prairie.

In a Friday news release, Grande Prairie RCMP said officers were patrolling in the Morgan Meadows area Tuesday when they spotted a speeding vehicle. Officers then pulled the vehicle over and upon investigation seized a loaded 9mm handgun along with some pepper and bear spray.

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Police later obtained a search warrant for a residence in Grande Prairie where officers seized a further 12 firearms, ammunition, three BB guns, and pepper and bray spray.

Marcus Lake, 22, from Grande Prairie, is charged with possession of a firearm in a motor vehicle, possession of a weapon at an unauthorized place, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, possession of a restricted firearm, with ammunition, without a licence, and unsafe storage of firearms. Lake is scheduled to appear in Grande Prairie court Jan. 24.

The teen, who cannot be named under the Youth Criminal Justice Act, is charged with carrying a concealed weapon, possession of a firearm in a motor vehicle, possession of a weapon at an unauthorized place; possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, possession of a firearm when knowing possession is unauthorized; and possession of a restricted firearm, with ammunition, without a licence. The youth is scheduled to appear in Grande Prairie court Jan. 8.

Grande Prairie is approximately 458 kilometres north of Edmonton.

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