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.