Traffic stop in Regina Friday morning leads to several firearms charges

Two individuals are facing weapon charges after a traffic stop by Regina police officers early Friday morning.

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Around 4:30 a.m., officers stopped a black Dodge Journey at 4th Avenue and Princess Street. Police noticed several open bottles of alcohol inside the SUV and arrested the driver and two other occupants.

According to a police statement, upon searching the vehicle officers, found a loaded sawed off rifle, ammunition, and an undisclosed amount of methamphetamine, cocaine, and fentanyl.

Brendan Irvine Starr, 40, from Balcarres, Sask., is facing the follow charges:

  • Careless storage of a firearm
  • Possession of a firearm for a dangerous purpose
  • Possession of a firearm knowing its possession is unauthorized
  • Possession of a loaded firearm
  • Possession of a loaded firearm within a vehicle
  • Possession of a prohibited weapon
  • Breach of a prohibited firearms order
  • Proceeds of a crime under $5,000
  • Fentanyl, cocaine and meth trafficking

Janine Cora Bear, 24, of Yorkton was charged with possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose stemming from this incident.

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The third occupant of the vehicle was released without any charges.

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Starr and Bear were in provincial court on Friday afternoon.

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