A traffic stop on an excessive speeder led to RCMP seizing weapons, ammunition and break-in tools last week.
On Feb. 9 just before 6 p.m., Alberta RCMP Traffic Services saw a black 2003 Volkswagen Golf driving eastbound on Highway 2 at 178 km/h.
Officers stopped the vehicle and arrested the driver for dangerous driving.
The driver's charges indicate he failed to produce a licence, registration, or insurance.
Fort Macleod RCMP assisted in the investigation, where police found a sawed-off shotgun, ammunition, knives, and break-in tools in the vehicle.
As a result, 22-year-old Jacob Douglas Mayne of Sparwood, B.C. is facing the following charges:
- Dangerous Operation of a Motor Vehicle
- Flight from Police
- Unauthorized Possession of Firearm
- Possession of Firearm Knowing Possession is Unauthorized
- Possession of Firearm/Ammunition in a Motor Vehicle
- Unsafe Storage of a Firearm
- Possession of a Restricted/Prohibited Firearm with Ammunition with a licence
- Possession of Weapon for Dangerous Purpose x3
- Possession of Break-in Instruments x2
- Drive While Uninsured
- Operate Motor Vehicle Without Registration
- Operate Motor Vehicle Without a Licence
- Operate Motor Vehicle Contrary to Conditions
Mayne was held for a judicial interim hearing and released to appear in court on March 8.