A man wanted on an outstanding arrest warrant was found in possession of various types of weapons, contrary to his court order.
On June 22 at 10:36 a.m. Williams Lake RCMP recognized a man, 33-year-old Dennis Russell, wanted on outstanding arrest warrants.
When the officer arrested Russell he was found to be in possession of a loaded .45 calibre handgun, a quantity of drugs, various styles of knives, brass knuckles and ammunition.
RCMP Cst. Andrew Waters said Russell remains in custody.
Russell has been charged with one count of the following offences:
• Possessing a firearm while prohibited
• Possession of a prohibited firearm while loaded
• Occupying a vehicle knowing a firearm is present
• Possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose
• Knowledge of unauthorized possession of a firearm
• Knowledge of unauthorized possession of a weapon
• Possession of ammunition while prohibited
• Failure to comply with conditions of recognizance
“Williams Lake RCMP are committed to ensuring public safety by targeting individuals who traffic in controlled substances and employ firearms while committing crime,” said RCMP Insp. Milo MacDonald.
“This file and others like it will result in significant improvements to public safety.”
The Williams Lake RCMP are reminding everyone who witnesses behaviour suspicious in nature to contact the RCMP at 250-392-6211 or Crime Stoppers, if they wish to remain anonymous, at 1-800-222-TIPS.