Amherst man armed with handguns arrested

Published on August 20, 2014

AMHERST – A 40 year-old man appeared in court Wednesday after being arrested with two handguns in his possession.

On Tues, Aug. 19, members of the Cumberland Integrated Street Crime Enforcement Unit conducted a firearms investigation under the Criminal Code.

A vehicle stop was made and five Amherst residents were arrested. Upon search of the vehicle incidental to the arrests, two handguns and a quantity of ammunition were found in the possession of one of the occupants.

The 40-year-old Amherst man appeared in Amherst Provincial Court Wednesday facing the following charges:

• Possession of a restricted firearm with readily accessible ammunition

• Possession of firearms and ammunition in a motor vehicle

• Unauthorized possession of a restricted firearm

• Possession of firearms obtained by crime

• Careless transport of firearms

• Possession of weapons for a dangerous purpose

• Possession of property obtained by crime

The investigation is ongoing.