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Police lay more than 70 charges related to explosives, drugs and weapons New

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Post time: 2016-09-09 02:17 pm

A 30-year-old man was arrested Sept. 6


A table showcases just some of the weapons that were seized by EPS at a home near 20th Avenue and 46th Street. (Twitter/EPS)


A 30-year-old man has been charged with more than 70 offences after police discovered explosives while searching for drugs and weapons in two southeast Edmonton homes on Tuesday.

Police said they found 12 firearms including handguns, rifles, and sawed-off shotguns, along with ammunition and body armour at a home near 20th Avenue and 46th Street. They discovered an improvised explosive device (IED) and suspected commercial explosive in the garage, forcing the evacuation of the neighbourhood while they were safely detonated.

Edmonton police found an explosive device in a Mill Woods garage on Tuesday. (CBC)


At the time, Insp. Gary Godziuk called it a "rare event" in Edmonton, and said there was no connection to domestic or international terrorism.

Police also found two stolen skid steers, which are often used for construction or heavy lifting, and a stolen flat deck trailer.

In a related search at 39th Avenue and 76th Street the same day, police found methamphetamine, hashish, heroin, 50 grams of marijuana, hundreds of synthetic marijuana pills, drug scales, baggies and just over $3,000 in cash.

The suspect was arrested during a traffic stop that afternoon.

More of the weapons seized by EPS on Tuesday. (Twitter/EPS)


The man has been charged with:
  • 47 counts of possession of prohibited device
  • 12 counts of unsafe storage of a firearm
  • possession of an explosive substance without lawful excuse
  • possession of an explosive substance without exercising reasonable care
  • three counts of possession of body armour without a valid permit
  • five counts of possession of stolen property
  • four counts of possession of a controlled substance.

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