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Illegally-modified firearm seized in Cut Knife

By April 19, 2022No Comments
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On April 17, Cut Knife RCMP executed a search warrant on Little Pine First Nation as part of an ongoing investigation. Officers located and seized an illegally-modified firearm from the residence.

Two occupants of the residence were arrested and charged.

John Sokwaypnace, 53, of Little Pine First Nation is charged with:

– 1 count, unsafe storage of a firearm, Section 86(2), Criminal Code

– 1 count, possession of a prohibited weapon with ammunition, Section 95(2), Criminal Code

– 1 count, possession of a weapon with a tampered serial number, Section 108(2), Criminal Code

– 1 count, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, Section 88(2), Criminal Code

– 1 count, possession of a firearm knowing possession is unauthorized, Section 92(3)(a), Criminal Code

A male youth, who can not be identified as per the Youth Criminal Justice Act, is charged with:

– 1 count, unsafe storage of a firearm, Section 86(2), Criminal Code

– 1 count, possession of a prohibited weapon with ammunition, Section 95(2), Criminal Code

– 1 count, possession of a weapon with a tampered serial number, Section 108(2), Criminal Code

– 1 count, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, Section 88(2), Criminal Code

– 1 count, possession of a firearm knowing possession is unauthorized, Section 92(3)(a), Criminal Code

– 2 counts, possession of weapon contrary to order and fail to surrender authorization, Section 117.01(3), Criminal Code

Both will appear in North Battleford Provincial Court on April 19.

Saskatchewan RCMP’s Critical Incident Response Team assisted with the execution of the search warrant.