Armed with a search warrant, members of Emergency Response Team and the Ridge Meadows RCMP street enforcement team converged on the Westgate Apartments just before 7 a.m. on Thursday.
The subsequent search of the suspect’s residence led to his arrest and the seizure of drugs and firearms, said RCMP Cpl. Alanna Dunlop.
“Police seized quantities of illegal drugs, a firearm, a replica firearm, along with other items to support their allegations,” Dunlop said.
Charges have since been approved against Byron Howard Mazor.
“Mr. Mazor was taken into custody without incident during the search, and police seized several items that prompted the criminal charges,” Dunlop said.
He faces several counts of possession of a controlled substance and possession of firearms.
He also faces further charges stemming from court-ordered conditions of release dating back to 2012.
Mazor appeared in court on Friday and has been remanded in custody.
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