One man charged with firearms offences
The Calgary Police Service Guns & Gangs Unit has charged one man following the seizure of firearms and drugs from a residence in southeast Calgary.
In September 2019, the Guns & Gangs Unit began an operation targeting individuals involved in high-risk lifestyles that includes the potential for violence.
On Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019, investigators, with assistance from the CPS Tactical Unit, executed a search warrant on a residence located in the 1800 block of 42 Street S.E. The following items were seized as a result:
- An Escort shotgun
- A dismantled Hawatha shotgun
- 211.5 grams of a powdered substance, suspected to be fentanyl
- Several other weapons hidden throughout the house
Photos of the firearms are available on The City of Calgary Newsroom.
The seized firearms have been sent to the CPS Firearms Lab for testing and the powdered substance was sent to the RCMP for analysis.
As a result, Michael James MCINNES, 36, of Calgary has since been charged with one count each of possession of a prohibited or restricted firearm, possession of a firearm without a licence, and careless storage of a firearm.
“We have dedicated numerous resources across the Service to ensure that individuals involved in violent events in our city are held accountable,” says Staff Sergeant Greg Cooper of the CPS Guns & Gangs Unit. “Public assistance is vital in our investigations and we are asking anyone with information about firearms offences contact police or to submit their information anonymously through Crime Stoppers.”
The Calgary Police Service is committed to ensuring that Calgary remains a safe place to live. Addressing the increased violence and shootings in Calgary is a priority for CPS and is being addressed by several areas of the Service.
Anyone with information about firearms offences is asked to call police at 403-266-1234. Tips can also be submitted anonymously to Crime Stoppers through either of the following methods: