Search warrant in Williams Lake leads to gun seizure

A search warrant executed last Thursday led to the seizure of a gun, numerous weapons and a small amount of drugs, police said Tuesday.

  • Jun. 23, 2015 2:00 p.m.

A search warrant executed last Thursday in Williams Lake led to the arrest of two people and the seizure of a gun, numerous weapons and a small amount of drugs, police said Tuesday.

Investigators from the Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit of British Columbia (CFSEU-BC)’s North District Office with the help from the RCMP’s North District Emergency Response Team and Williams Lake Detachment, executed a search warrant at a house in the 1100 block of Mackenzie Avenue after receiving information there were possible firearms inside and that the occupants were associated to the Indian Outlaws gang, CFSEU-BC said in a press release.

“This residence has been involved in several previous incidents, including at least one shooting,” the press release said.

Inside the house, officers arrested a 28-year-old man and a 21-year-old woman, who were both later released without charges.

A search of the house yielded one .22-calibre rifle, one pellet pistol resembling a semi-automatic handgun, numerous items, such as clubs and socks with pennies in the toe, that could be used as impact weapons, numerous edged items, such as hatchets, machetes, and knives, and 223 grams of marijuana.