Calgary, AB,

Multiple weapons seized during traffic stop

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.

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

Photos of some of the seized items are available above.

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